Originally posted on July 9, 2008
Today’s CD will not be winning any awards. Rock drummer David Winograd heads a jamming unit on Pictures at an Existentialism (Wondercap). Mostly there are drums, reeds and piano. The result is what you might expect from a free jam by rockers.
It has moments of interest and even though it is not electric until the end, it often sounds like some free interludes you might hear on a prog rock album. And that is fine. It is charming in how it does not sound like free jazz. The last cut sails (and I wish Winograd had done more of it). It is a sort of free metal thing, with Davie Allen on blazing guitar and D. J. Bonebrake (from X) on vibes, among others. That cut is very cool.