Klang: Brooklyn Lines . . . Chicago Spaces
Released: Sep 2012
Label: Allos Documents
A Chicago quartet of modern-jazz all-stars makes up this band, led by clarinetist Falzone. And while it's his stop-and-go, complex but catchy compositions that give the group its marching orders, Jason Adadiewicz's work on vibes threatens to steal the spotlight now and again: his work ranging from percussively prickly to being drenched in a dreamy, Twin Peaks-style excess of reverb. Odd-structured tunes like "Brooklyn Lines" dominate at first, but the gorgeous "It Felt As If Time Had Stopped" and the sprightly lyrical "Carol's Burgers" show that avant-energy isn't all this group offers.