Nine Winds, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: Drummer Damon Short leads his band in to the creative world of free jazz. They build on each other with very dynamic exchanges. For example the title track starts with a cool upbeat riff then ventures in different directions with both natural and muted trumpet, some fusion guitar and a simmering drum passage before returning to the riff. The songs are well structured and spirited with a solid, swinging foundation. Short’s solo passages demonstrate the variety of percussive sounds that can be extracted from a drum set. He creates an impressive landscape alone as well as a foundation for the band. Go Figure!