Friday, December 23, 2016
Club d'Elf, Live at Helsinki Club, 2-CD Set
The rest of the band--Duke Levin (guitar), Mister Rourke (DJ), Mike Rivard (bass, sintir, bass kalimba), Dean Johnston (drums) and Thomas Workman on flute for a couple of cuts--bring us a groovingly varied program of long form improvisation and attractive riffs.
Perhaps there are less bands actively engaging in post-Milesian psych-jazz-rock now than there was a few years back, or perhaps it is only that I am not sent as much of this sort of thing than I used to, but in either event I am glad to dig into this set and explore it in depth.
There is finely detailed group interactions, nice guitar, oud and key soloing, and substance to be heard every step of the way.
Anyone who takes to the electric jam thing will find this one a boon, for sure. Viva Club d'Elf!