The exceptional guitarist George Cotsirilos is in the company of Keith Saunders (piano), Robb Fisher (bass) and Ron Marabuto (drums) for a lively 10 originals that swing playfully and embrace traditional jazz ideas.
"Devolution" starts the listen with a warm energy, where swift keys and agile guitar lines populate the adventurous jazz spirit, and the title track follows with skilled drumming complementing the very meticulous guitar work
"The Three Doves" lands in the middle and emits much beauty in its reflective nature, while "Slacker" recruits plenty of grooves and melody for the album highlight.
Moving towards the end, "Smoke Signal" benefits much from the proficient rhythm section, and "Let's Make A Break For It" exits with an upbeat climate of dynamic and rhythmic song craft.
A listen that will appeal to fans of jazz from any era, Cotsirilos and company play with much authenticity and skill, and it's quite likely you'll find yourself enamored pretty quickly with Refuge.