Guitarist Michael Musillami and bassist Mario Pavone come together on Motion Poetry as familiar, seasoned players. Their quartet recording with pianist Peter Madsen and drummer Michael Sarin is not only a long-overdue undertaking for them, but an ear-treat for the listener as well. The pair first met after Musillami relocated in 1981 from his native California to the East Coast. Over the years, they worked together with various drummers in the house rhythm section at the Hillside Club in Waterbury, Conn. Before going their separate ways, they also performed and recorded with the sextet Motation (which included the late Thomas Chapin).
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