Taylor Ho Bynum’s Rank Sentimentalist at Freedom Works Reviewed

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007


One of multi-instrumentalist and composer Taylor Ho Bynum‘s great talents is picking the right people to work together in an ensemble such as his long-standing sextet or his ambitious PlusTet. With Rank Sentimentalist, he has done it again–bringing cellist Marika Hughes, guitarist Evan Patrick (previously working under the name Evan O’Reilly, from Bynum’s first sextet lineup), bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi, and drummer Chad Taylor. The result was a deeply complex improvisational unit that covered vast stretches of musical territory at Freedom Works on Friday night.