A chord-less modern jazz trio whose focus is on original compositions and a high degree of empathetic group interplay. This adventurous group consists of L.A. based musicians Matt Otto on Saxophone, Ryan McGillicuddy on bass and Jason Harnell on drums.
"Strong, memorable melodies and diverse grooves abound. There seems to be a tradition of whacked-out, convention twisting writing from drummer/composers like Max Roach, Paul Motian and Bill Stewart. Harnell’s compositions fit right in there. It’s hard not to think of Sonny Rollin’s amazing chordless trios on this cd but especially on McGillicuddy’s “Celebrity Cow” (possibly a reference to “Way Out West”). Otto’s sound has been captured nicely and you can really hear the nuance and subtlety of his mannerisms. The interplay is very intimate and you can tell that these guys not only play their asses off but are great listeners as well."