Columbia, 2000, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: We label this music as neo-bop on the opener, “In the Crease” (our favorite cut) before it migrates to more of an avant garde fusion feel midway through the second track. Branford sticks to his tenor sax for the entire set bringing a fuller sound to the mix. Drummer Jeff Tain Watts shines on “Tain Mutiny” as Masrsalis continues to evolve.