Sunday, March 03, 2013

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Gtrobliq ("Guitar Oblique") is an avant-jazz, superstar lineup. This guitar trio features Elliot Sharp,Vernon Reid (Living Color), and David Torn (Polytown, Jan Garbarek QuartetBill BrufordLou Reed's the Everyman Band etc.). Experimental, ambient, and multi-layered, the work of this trio is an otherworldly headspace untethered by a rhythm section. An exploration of dissonance and melody, effected guitars, and the interaction of the dissimilar, this trio's work is an impressive free-guitar alchemy from three of the instrument's most prolific and innovative players. It may seem that Reid does not fit in this lineup, but recalling the work he has done with John ScofieldJack DeJohnetteMC 900 Ft. Jesus,DJ Logic, and more, one can see that he has proven nearly as inventive as the rest of this stellar group.

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