En­er­gies of Change ★★★★ Evo­lu­tion­ary Mu­sic

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - COR­MAC LARKIN

Guitarist David Gil­more (not to be con­fused with David Gil­mour of Pink Floyd, but try telling the search en­gine that), first emerged as part of Steve Coleman’s M-Base col­lec­tive, and, as such, was the white foam on the first wave of gui­tarists to ap­ply the sax­o­phon­ist’s rhyth­mic and har­monic com­plex­ity to six strings. Those com­plex­i­ties are still au­di­ble in the Bos­ton na­tive’s play­ing, but he has added a layer of other, more global in­flu­ences, and his writ­ing for En­er­gies of Change reaches for a new space in the crowded field of US post-bop. Since the group he re­cruited is from the very front rank of that scene, in­clud­ing sax­o­phon­ist Mar­cus Strick­land and drum­mer An­to­nio Sánchez, the play­ing here is more than wor­thy of the chal­lenge. davidg­ilmore.net

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