Michael Marcus – Lotus Symphony
For the last decade-plus, reedman Michael Marcus’ name has been rather synonymous with Cosmosamatics, the group he co-leads with alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons and a revolving cast of rhythm players. That is not to say he hasn’t been busy in his own units, which range from power trios to string ensembles, but […]
Reptet – Chicken or Beef?
Seattle-based sextet Reptet are a far tougher band than the artwork or title to their third and latest disc, Chicken or Beef?, would imply. Yes, irreverence is part of the deal here and a very integral aspect of the group’s personality. The title track features the ensemble chanting the takeout phrase […]