Rob Reddy's Sleeping Dogs: Seeing By The Light Of My Own Candle
The soloists' carve out a massive wall of sound, awash with angular lines and chromatic arrangements atop bassist Dom Richards and drummer Guillermo E. Brown's polyrhythmic flows and oscillating rhythms. However, on many of these pieces, Burnham perpetuates an air of innocence via his slick picking and countrified mandolin performances, while the remainder of the band pursues gradually climactic opuses amid the leader's emotive articulations.
Overall, Reddy provides ample breathing room for the rhythm section to expound upon the soloists' often-hypnotic interludes that are primarily constructed upon extended notes and polytonal voicings along with the occasional nod to Ornette Coleman. Hence, Reddy's music boasts a combination of multi-layered time signatures and finely crafted propositions. Recommended!
Track Listing: Street Angel House Devil; Victim; My Own Candle; Child; RJOC; See The Elephant; Prayer III.
Personnel: Rob Reddy: soprano and alto saxophones; Charlie Burnham: violin and mandolin; John Carlson: trumpet and pocket trumpet; Dom Richards: acoustic bass; Guillermo Brown: drums.
Record Label: Knitting Factory
Style: Modern Jazz