Alex Machacek/Jeff Sipe/Matthew Garrison: Improvision

Tearing out of the gate with quicksilver melody and locomotive rhythm, this progressive fusion disc proclaims the continued vitality of electric and electronic jazz through 11 tunes that unreel in steadily evolving streams. Alex Machacek shows remarkable dexterity and diversity on electric guitar and guitar-synth, weaving soft textures or powering through densely tangled solos. Bassist Matthew Garrison bends and stretches the ample space of these tunes with quiet energy, while Jeff Sipe’s tireless drumming establishes potent grooves that invite enthusiastic improvisation.