Lindsey Horner: Undiscovered Country

Veteran bassist-composer Lindsey Horner explores his Celtic roots on tunes like “In the Garden” and “John Barlow,” both featuring traditional Irish music legend Andy Irvine on vocals. Violinist Rob Thomas makes strong contributions to the expansive “All That Seems To Be, Is Not/All That Seems Not To Be, Is” and the exuberant title track. Tenor saxophonist Erwin Vann blows relaxed, robust tones over the restful “Paradise Touch,” which blends African and Celtic elements and also finds Horner overdubbing bass clarinet and tin whistle. The guitar tandem of Colter Harper and Augustin Foly creates intricate patterns throughout, while Jeff Berman’s marimba adds African flavor to “Low Life.”