S. Victor Aaron, ‘Something Else’ 09/01/12

“The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable guerrilla jazz with his Big Five Chord quintet. …Lundbom himself is as diverse as a guitarist as he is writing and arranging his songs. He can articulate razor-sharp jazz lines (‘The Bad! Thing’), go avant-rock on [‘Talent for Surrender’] and pluck some soft phrases on the ballad ‘And Be Made Visible.’ …this is a jazzier record than other Big Five Chord offerings. Along with that, it’s a rawer, more direct record. It’s just as good as those other albums, though, because it’s got the same attitude and the same aptitude, the two things this band does so well.”

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