“…he is always expressive and continually sensitive to what his band mates are laying down musically.”
Dutch guitarist Marnix Busstra opens his album with the title track that creates an ethereal “Pat Methenyish” tone that occasionally raises it head over the next hour. Then at times Busstra sounds as if he comes out of an aggressive John Scofield approach to jazz guitar, then other times can sound more like a mellow John Abercrombie.
If not original he is always expressive and continually sensitive to what his band mates are laying down musically. Drummer Pieter Bast is expectantly discerning as he lays down a rhythmic pallet for the others to build upon. Pianist Rembrandt Frerichs marvelously weaves lines over bassist Arnold Dooyeweerd’s foundational lines.
The tunes, all Busstra originals, are amiably composed and well improvised upon.