Modus Factor

Browntasaurus Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 23.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Modus Factor is a Toronto-based trio featuring drummer/bandleader Chis Lesso, Ian De Souza on bass and Brownmnan Ali playing the electric trumpet. The Picasso Zone is their debut recording featuring ten new original songs. They term their music as electro-ambient improvisational bedlam. That is actually a good descriptor for the funky improvised groove that resonated across all of the tracks though they stop short of utter chaos. Maya Angelo adds poetic justice to “Still I Rise” before they move into the funky “Casa Kimono”. There is variety, spice and creativity from this aspiring trio north of the border that leaves us anticipating their next move.


Publicist: Orange Grove