(Emanem)

While my first meeting with Brand was the excellent Lunge CD on this same label (see review), “Ballgames & crazy” introduces me for the very first time to the multi-talented Guberman, whose kind of vocal impersonations stroke me at first listen. First of all, this duo’s funny; the complete control of trombone’s features by Gail is totally absorbing, to the point I couldn’t hold smiles listening to her animate conversations with Morgan over a thousand matters. Music that’s very well digestible even if acutely discursive, showing improvisation under deforming lenses with results that just surpass the “regular” expected canons. Accepting filth and candour in their self-created lingo, Brand and Guberman wash any discrimination away with a cloudburst of fresh and lively “natural” virtuosity; their clutch on your humour will be strong.

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