Aram Shelton leads this quartet on alto saxophone & clarinet, approaching each distinctly while displaying both the large and subtle differences of the instruments. Keefe Jackson contributes on tenor saxophone with a full sound and unique approach to the utilization of extended techniques. Anton Hatwich's bass playing grounds the music and drives it in a compelling way, while Marc Riordan's drums serve as backbone to the rhythmic aspects and a frame to the open sections. Six total tracks, four composed by Shelton and one each by Jackson & Hatwich.
"Shelton and Jackson share a rapport that makes sessions like this one sound somewhat effortless even though the collaborative energy spent to get there was obviously deep and rewarding" - Derek Taylor
CD in gatefold sleeve. SSM-007. 2010.