between the lines, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Guitarist James Emery likes variety in his life and most certainly in his music. His association with sax man Joe Lovano blossomed into this quartet and after a few very successful concerts, they documented Fourth World in the studio. All of the spontaneity remains with lots of syncopation and daring energetic improvisation. James and company should be applauded for stepping out while retaining a rhythm that listeners can embrace.