Perhapsody • Kufala

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This two-CD live set from The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA, in October 2006, is chock full of jamming. Some of it's inspired, some of it's a tad insipid. So what? What makes Perhapsody a fun, slightly jocular take on rock-meets-jazz are the arrangements that couch some great solos. There are moments of tape-recorded lunacy mixed in the producer/leader Mike Rivard, guitarists Dave Tronzo and Duke Levin, keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Erik Kerr and turntablist Mister Rourke reprise their “intro/Bass Beatbox” from last year's Now I Understand (Accurate). The music is relatively seamless, one selection flowing into another, everyone sounding like they know where they are and where they are going. Lots of heat, some relative calm, e.g., the smooth/Milesian “Goblin Garden,” even a taste of some 6/8 Eddie Harris tucked into the funky “That Is My Voice.” * John Ephland

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