for Michael Bisio: Undulations (OmniTone 15001)
rich archive of jazz materials
and strategies.... Part early Ornette mixed
a Mingus sensibility, Bisio's
versatile band swings, floats and stirs things up.... He
is careful to treat each song as its own musical universe..."
—John Ephland, Down
Beat (February 2001)
- ***(*) [of
4] "...this enticing quintet record is Bisio's most
effective ... seven creative themes and an inventive ensemble
—The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD
exciting and inviting ride from start to finish...Undulations is
a significant recording that deserves and demands recognition. It
should not be missed by anyone interested in the development
of modern improvised music."
—John Ewing, Earshot Jazz
cook right from the starting gate.... OmniTone
continues to astound us
with each and every CD."
Gallery (New York) review
loves the sound of the bass, perfectly
captured on this excellent recording...even when
the group wails at full force the music is not cluttered
or compressed, every detail still clearly etched thanks
to a recording that's as musical as the group itself."
—Francesco Martinelli, All
Music Guide (September 2000)
- "...Undulations packs
a mighty punch! Hopefully, this wonderful
will not be relegated into a category befitting unknown
or hidden treasures as Michael Bisio's invigorating project
looms rather large within the big scheme of things."
—Glenn Astarita, All
fresh breath of air from the Northwest, this
CD shows how musicians outside the major jazz centres
are subtly extending the
tradition, not matter how static certain generational
spokesmen want it to remain."
—Ken Waxman, jazzweekly.com
- "Undulations resonates
with intelligence, emotional
depth and probing
virtuosity. [Bisio's] solidly grounded bass
lines and his remarkable
sense of musical architecture impress here."
—Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (March
is quite a superb release -
conceptually, compositionally, improvisationally, and
—Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review (February 2001)