The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: February 2018
Dan Kinzelman’s treatise on the interface between technology and society is wound tight with ominous undertones and anthemic outbursts. The multi-reedist’s Hobby Horse trio goes equally heavy with both the electronic and organic ingredients, and both elements effortlessly share space without ever getting lost in one another. Melodic fragments, like the ghost of a modern bop idea, bleed into the stream of effects and get carried away until they arrive somewhere close to avant-garde. Bonus points for weaving John Cooper Clarke’s “Evidently Chickentown” into the final track.