Behind MCM is a trio consisting of three of
the most talented and respected musicians around: Alex Masi,
Randy Coven and John Macaluso. Recorded live, at
different shows, on the bands tour of the US, creating
an intense and very immediate experience of great musicianship and
The music is challenging, and even though for most
parts improvised it never becomes untight, which is a big compliment
to the three musicians at play. But mixing so many styles and
improvising so much makes this album a rather strange experience,
because I do loose track of the song structures, melody lines and
even songs every now and then...
Three great musicians at play, showing their
skills and having fun on stage - but this kind of music is solely
for the stage. Presented on a disc I do find this an uneven ride
where the musicianship is first class, but the music itself ends up
being just adequate...