The Green Sparrow (Bonus Tracks)
by Mike Gordon
Released: Aug 2008
Label: New Rounder
Mike Gordon hasn't released a solo album since 2003's Inside In. In that time the former Phish bassist turned his sights to modern folk and avant jazz, collaborating with the likes of Leo Kottke and the Benevento/Russo Duo. Gordon, at first blush, has ditched the heady stuff for straightforward pop rock, but repeated listens reveals The Green Sparrow to be a subtle fusion of the out and in. Funky, multilayered rhythms and prickly interplay between guitar and piano underpin nearly every song.