Plunge, 2009, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This is fresh neobop, twelve original compositions by bassist Simon Fisk. He delivers the package in a trio with coproducer Chris Gestrin (p) and Jerry Granelli (d). The slow funky blues of the title track lured us into their groove. Most of the tunes followed this pattern while a few like “Trading Fores” were more daring, teasing avante garde. “Depth of Field”, “UV Dream” and “Old Country” were our favorites. The trio is a well-integrated unit that takes off on each other’s vibe making the music coherent and accessible.