Fractured Pop Review - The Vinyl District

Jentsch Group Quartet, Fractured Pop (Fleur de Son) Most of this Brooklyn-based guitarist-composer’s recent attention has been focused upon large ensembles, with this four-piece double album-length (CD-only) set a direct outgrowth. The title could lead some to surmise a connection to noise, but instead Jentsch and his cohorts delve into a frequently contemplative ECM-ish fusion. The leader assesses the disc’s “Radio Silence” as “a combination of Giant Steps and 'Whiter Shade of Pale'" and adds mention of Pink Floyd, and that’s cool. The Ornette-informed closer “Follow That Cab” is even cooler. B+

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