Ideal Bread - The Ideal Bread
This is the first album by this great repertory group, who exclusively perform the music of Steve Lacy. I use the word 'group' in its strictest sense - it has consisted of the same four commited musicians since its inception nearly 5 years ago. Founded in 2006, the group consists of leader and baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, bassist Reuben Radding and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. This is the album that I first heard the group on and which interested me enough that we signed them to Cuneiform for their second. The recording quality isn't as good as on "Transmit", but the music is every bit as good. If you enjoyed Transmit, you will enjoy this. Previously only available as a very limited CDR release, it is now available again as a regular, silver CD. For fans of free bop and swinging free jazz, this is about as good as it gets; highly recommended!