|George Cartwright is probably one of the most important names in jazz that you have never heard of. As the leader of the group Curlew and hero of the New York's Downtown scene leading a two-decade long exploration into the bold frontiers of jazz, he became the standard by which new jazz was judged in the 80's. Now we see him in a solo outing with his own ensemble GloryLand PonyCat, a Minneapolis-based group with Alden Ikeda - drums and Adam Linz- bass. This record makes the Stooges look laid back. Fierce but never losing its melodic intentions, this is 23rd century jazz for your 21st century head without seeming forced or unfamiliar. Simply this is a great jazz record.
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"Bottom line: This is solid stuff, man. This is music that can be smelt, felt, tasted and seen. This is music that is tangible and alive and real. This is music for dancing in your head as well in your heart, lungs, liver, and spleen."