INNERrOUTe FOURMATION (Planet Arts PA301554). Produced by Joe Vincent Tranchina, Michael D’Agostino, Rick Savage & Bill McCrossen. Recording and mixing engineer Michael D’Agostino, Intuitive Music Studio. Mixed by Joe Vincent Tranchina, Michael D’Agostino, Rick Savage & Bill McCrossen. Mastered by Michael D’Agostino, Intuitive Music Studio and Ed Littman, Ed Littman Mastering. Rick Savage trumpet & flugelhorn, Joe Vincent Tranchina keyboard, Bill McCrossen bass & Michael D’Agostino drums.
The Free-Improv band’s 2nd recording, now on Planet Arts. INNERrOUTe remains deeply rooted in jazz, while creating genre-bending journeys in free improv, touching rarely experienced and emotionally beautiful realms.
INNERrOUTe, as the name implies, takes a mapless journey, peeling back layer upon layer of mental and emotional distraction, revealing an ever emerging and deepening collective connection. Musical architects exploring uncharted terrain, leading by listening, following hunches that open doors to new vistas that turn, dissolve and morph on a dime. This recording is the result of an evening of spontaneous improvisation, captured in the studio one magical evening, one evening together with no discussion, no rehearsal, no overdubbing, just creative listening; listening for an opening, an invitation for the magic to happen, allowing the music to tell us what it desires. Such was the case the night we recorded FOURMATION.