(Public Eyesore)

The trio of Nate Wooley (trumpet, flugelhorn, voice) Steve Swell (trombone, voice) and Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) plays with perennial ardour in a bang-for-the-buck cycle of unpretentious trajectories, where nervous irony and marginal seriousness imperceptibly depict a multiform structure of moving particles in peculiar rituals. In the nine tracks of “Lovely Hazel” we’re treated to new shapes of controlled freedom whose refreshing abstraction enhances both the musicians’ performance and our competence in interpretating their short stories of disembodied formulae. Always instant composers, never sheer noise makers, these men provide lots of good sounding impulses to the utopian desire we secretly grow within us when thinking to subvert the world order while playing an instrument; unfortunately, it’s usually much easier running towards the opposite side, wrapped in total numbness.

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