Triphasic (Gary Willis)
Oh man… Willis is back with the amazing Llibert Fortuny on saxes and David Gomez on drums with a follow-up to “SlaughterHouse3” & “Actual Fiction” and he has come out swinging! No, not like “ding-ding”ga-ding” swinging, like Mike Tyson swinging…
True to form there is a lot of interesting effects and some wonderful programming going on here. The group (and Willis’ programming chops) sound as tho it’s matured and grown since the last few releases. While I loved the previous releases, compared with this one,they sounded like these guys were just getting warmed up!
Groovy as all he**, and just chocked full of trippy and supremely interesting samples, loops and general wackiness.
Gomez has such a nice pocket here.. I really fell in love with his drumming all over again here. Llibert is an incredibly interesting horn player.. I really love his tone, lines and use of effects! And, of course, Gary is just KILLING it here. Such cool grooves… trademark phrasing and tone, of course but the thing that amazes me about Gary is that… he just keeps getting better and even more interesting with every release! There seems to be no end to his creativity..
I cannot praise this one enough.. I just loved it and it WILL live on my iPhone and get a LOT of love on those long drives in between gigs and on the plane…
This is one of those discs you will want to play for your lesser informed friends and say, “check THIS out…”.