David Torn, Tim Berne & Ches Smith - Sun of Goldfinger
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March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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With a strong background in post-rock/avant-garde jazz, ECM veteran guitar player David Torn, put together last year a trio consisting of himself, a saxophone, and drums. The resulting effort was “Sun of Goldfinger” an album with each song maxing over twenty minutes long. The unique blend of post rock and free jazz playing at the onset of the album is surprisingly refreshing and invigorating, especially the moments when all three instruments come together with unique and ... read more
"Sun of Goldfinger" is one jazz-fusion record which stops at almost no instrumental boundaries; you will hear implements of noise rock as backing grooves, various classical performances and even plunderphonics. It truly strips down avant-garde jazz in exploration of much fascinating ideas. I would argue some have been done, miles better, by other artists but that shouldn't detract from how alluring it becomes. However, certain aspects deserve a more focused performance to truly ... read more
☆☆ ~ Almost tolerable listen. Only few nice moments in this intricate and uncomfortable release.
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Added on: February 19, 2019