Recalls high-water marks such as Weather Report’s ‘Non-Stop Home’
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The pianist’s vamp-centric quintet is a working band — you can tell because the vamps are always more than roads to nowhere. Credit a rhythmic intricacy that’s fueled by three architectural drummers — one being tabla maestro Badal Roy, another being omni-percussionist Airto Moreira.
And salute a cosmopolitanism — heard throughout the new ‘Dangerous Vision’ — that recalls high-water marks such as Weather Report’s “Non-Stop Home.” There’s lots of liftoff here.
The Village Voice, Macnie, 11/17/04