Review: Andrew Drury

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Andrew Drury
“A Momentary Lapse”
(Innova)

Andrew Drury is the composer and drummer, behind this jazz quintet in every way. The music tends to be a frantic and perilous seesaw battle between violinist Eyvind Kang and the saxophones (Chris Speed and Briggan Kraus). Also figuring in prominently is Myra Melford in the piano. This avant-jazz supergroup is held to the grown by the bass playing of Mark Dresser.

The instrumental, eruptive jazz pieces feature rock-like energy and attack. All this energy flows from a very hard-working acoustic ensemble. A Momentary Lapse is a significant and energetic recording that will appeal to fans of free jazz, Rock In Opposition, prog rock as well as creative music in general.