Experimental Jazz/Rock (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati has become a hotbed of jazzy experimental minimalism and Us, Today is a fascinating example of that incredible ethic in full bloom. The trio utilizes a relatively unconventional array of guitar, vibraphone and drums and projects a heady blend of Jazz, Rock, Electronica and spartan Ambient elements through their uniquely refractional prism of improvisation and sense of musical adventure. Soothing yet compelling, structured yet loose, liltingly melodic yet noisily dissonant, Us, Today expands and redirects the parameters of experimental Jazz.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats phase, with appropriate bits of Lumpy Gravy and flecks of Jazz From Hell. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)