Wayside Music

Everyone here remembers Danny Sher, right? Right? Sigh. Anyway, at the very beginning of 2011, Danny contacted me about carrying his self-released first album, which was a fantastic, complex electric jazz release, all by terrific musicians I had never heard of. The guitarist was Travis Reuter and here is Travis with his own debut. Featured on this disc in addition to Travis are Jeremy Viner-tenor sax, Bobby Avey-Fender Rhodes, Chris Tordini-bass and Jason Nazary-drums. This is modern electric jazz at its finest, reminiscent of some of Ben Monder’s work as a leader but with a more electric/progressive edge and also more of a ‘rehearsal intensive avant-progressive’ flair; think of electric jazz as filtered through the complexity of Blast and you have an idea of what this is about. Interesting meters and modes and inspired soloing zip by and the playing is unbelivably first rate. If intricate, really, really tricky electric jazz/rock sounds like your kind of thing, this comes HIGHLY recommended.

–Steve Feigenbaum, Wayside Music

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