The Junction

When it comes to transforming slickly recorded albums to highly viewable live sets, skilled musicianship makes all the difference in the world. The debut release from this Toronto trio is good, but as recreated live with the added energy that an audience and free-flowing performance bring, they were much better. The chops these guys honed in their days playing jazzy instrumental jams are used sparingly but effectively in order to prevent their music from sounding too gratuitously wanky. A most pleasant surprise.