Improv & Avant-Garde: Year in Review 2010

Improv & Avant-Garde: Year in Review 2010
Flower-Corsano Duo You'll Never Work in This Town Again (Independent)
Rarely is such a full-figured sound resultant of the meeting of only two minds. Mick Flower and Chris Corsano are supermen of the underground jazz scene; as such, the outright beefiness of You'll Never Work in This Town Again is not surprising. Flower's shahi baaja snakes slither hither and thither around Corsano's palpitations of profligate percussion. The strength of sound attributed to these two heavyweights is balanced by a sense of otherworldly buoyancy. Flower's nearly slight-of-hand deftness with the shahi baaja allows his intricate patterns to float atop Corsano's rapid-fire drum constructions. Truly, these gentlemen are masters of their craft.
Bryon Hayes