At times, the music evolves into some sort of time-elapsed sequence of events. As the artists perform in a loosely organized manner. However, an abundance of tonal contrasts and blustery patterns, provide a distinct sense of structure or underlying continuity to the overall program. Thus, a burning undercurrent prevails amid the hornists’ polytonal voicings and counterbalancing exchanges.
Parker leads his band-mates through torrid swing vamps and variable pulses, yet the music is a study in perpetual motion guided by the soloists’ blaring lines. A high-octane effort for sure, although there’s a noticeable bonding process that occurs, which is a trait that has become a staple of this unit’s line of attack. Either way, it’s heartening musical journey, unbounded by any inhibitions or stringently mandated rules. (Recommended.... )