Jon Garelick, ‘The Boston Globe’ 12/22/16

Top 10 Jazz Albums
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord “2016: EPs”
“Austin-based guitarist Lundbom and his longstanding Big V Chord [sic] — saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Moppa Elliott (both of Mostly Other People Do the Killing), saxophonist Balto Exclamationpoint, and drummer Dan Monaghan — originally released these four EPs as digital-only before collecting them on disc. Combining free improvisation with compositional deliberation, the band moves through rock and funk grooves and hard, bluesy, walking-bass swing, each CD anchored by a vintage Ornette Coleman composition.”

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