The evening when the quartet consisting of Rick Savage (Highland Lakes, NJ), Joe Vincent Tranchina (Greenwood Lake, NY), Bill McCrossen (formerly of Washingtonville, NY) and Michael D’Agostino (West Milford, NJ) played for the first time, they all felt something remarkable was happening. Meeting regularly over the following few years, their connection grew both musically and personally. Their first self-titled release, INNERrOUTe, was the culmination of those early years. Then, after a period of favorable reviews, gigging, and a live radio performance on WKCR in NYC, the band ventured back into the studio to stretch the boundaries of their growing collective improvisational skills. Consequently, producing FOURMATION, a slice of one night’s music in the life of INNERrOUTe. Their latest CD Wing Factory continues this remarkable journey. The collective’s expressed mind set is “Every time we get together, it’s to get out of the way, allowing a whole new fount of ideas to flow through us, never the same; that’s the beauty of our music.”
INNERrOUTe | Wing Factory (Rainchant Eclectic Records RER 1002)
The latest CD from the compositionally and melodically oriented, free-improv, genre-bending, collective jazz quartet, once again touching rarely experienced and emotionally beautiful realms.
Rick Savage – trumpet/flugelhorn, Joe Vincent Tranchina – keyboard, Bill McCrossen – bass/electric bass & Michael D’Agostino – drums/percussion.
- INNERrOUTe Select Reviews There’s a wondrous element of exploration to everything here, and it’s because four very individual musicians found a way to work with each other, and yet completely within themselves, all at the same time.
—Timothy Malcom / Times Herald Record
Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of where certain forms of jazz lie, this crew gives you an unvarnished and uncommercial look behind the curtain where the muse is what it’s all about. —Chris Spector, midwestrecord.com
INNERrOUTe…presents a unique voice in the free improv jazz and jam band tradition. —Grady Harp, ***** Amazon