In The Moment
Mike Armando - guitar
Andy Golba - bass
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses Drums
Recorded Native Pulse, Quincy, MA
by . David J. Sullivan: Audio engineer
The term, 'In The Moment' is most generally applied to a bop/jazz musician, or group of muscians who are playing something that is totally new, spontaneous and unique so that all one can say is that it is, "In The Moment," Which ironically, is exactly what can be said about this particular group of musicians, even though the music is not all 'straight ahead', the musicians do nonetheless, play with a lot of heart and rhythm and make it all swing. The music is Blues, Funk, Rock and jazz, so the listener gets the chance to hear a lot of different kinds of rhythm, time and beats.
The musicians, Mike Armando, guitar, plays the blues as though he was born with them. I like his ideas, his lines, his chord changes and his time. I am also impressed with bassist Andy Golba's bass lines, rhythm and solid time. He doesn't waver and has a big fat sound, which as a long time drummer, is a prime requirement of mine. I've just got to have that strong tone and time behind me, otherwiise, its like trying to cook with cold grease.
As for drummer, Bob Moses...what can I say about him that has not already been said. He's a great drummer and has been around the block. I've always liked Bob's drumming and his ideas. He can play in just about any type of venue and make the music happen, which is precisely what he has done here on this CD. Great job guys.
CD review written by Artt Frank former longtime drummer with Chet Baker and Hall of Famer Drummer (arttfrank.com)