“Groop” with its didgeridoo and radio beginning is an apt introduction to this project. The violin dialogue with the didgeridoo is very interesting. I heard sunshine in this piece; the sax in the end is simply superb. “Oyster Jungle” is a fun jazz groove in the best fusion tradition. The sax is the backbone here. “Bellahoy” is the shortest piece of the CD, it creates a strange ambiance with its slow rhythm, it contains a brief free jazz passage. “Conference at Bird Mountain” is the «pièce de résistance» and is very upbeat in tone. The kind of tune you smile to when hearing it. It is the track that reminds me the most of Weather Report, but only in the beginning. It evolves nicely and near the middle, the voice of the soprano sax conducts us to a great finish. “Way Back in ‘85” has a more nostalgic feel, like remembering something a little sad. The piano conveys that really well. It is one of the best pieces of this CD in my view. Certain passages remind me of Zappa (Grand Wazoo); all in all a superb track. “Suspect Terrain” begins with Mads Hansen percussions and continues with an original jazz groove. “Lazy B” seems a fascinating but strange woman. It is a near blues/rock tune, the sax adding a jazzy/blues spicing. It is slow and permits interesting solos. It is another strong piece.
This CD is a must for all jazz fusion amateur. I recommended it strongly. It is in my view excellent.