Terminal 4 When I'm Falling

Cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm's name turns up in connection with almost every conceivable style of music. From the jazz-metal of the Flying Luttenbachers to the chamber music of the Lofty Pillars to the avant-pop of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Perhaps such diversity explains the difficulty in pinning down his own compositions, played here in a quartet including fellow over-achievers Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke and Ben Vida. Thelonius Monk, ’60s & ’70s French film scores, Arthur Lyman exotica meld together to become a music both soothing and charged with energy, though nothing is hurried here. Aside from "this must be the end," a side-trip into slightly edgier territory featuring Jeb Bishop's seemingly underwater trombone, Terminal 4's music would suit any cocktail party or gallery opening, provided it was excruciatingly hip of course. (Truck Stop)