Dave Madden, ‘Splendid’

“In the same manner that each new class of art kids continually redefines the boundaries of ‘experimental’ processes, Jon Lundbom and his crew opt for a far more structured approach to jazz fusion…guitarist Lundbom slowly plucks in a different direction, pushing complicated harmonies that would be right at home as the opening cluster of a Webern work. Each musician works from a different angle here, but the delicate menagerie remains solid, even when both sax players take their sultry mid-Twentieth Century solos over Lundbom’s near-microtonal (and often near-metal) independence… Once you’ve experienced his music, this will make perfect sense — his combination of instinct and formal training is evident throughout the disc.”