There is a great sense of anarchy above all to Diatom Ribbons released back in October. Her name has been on many scene watchers' lips for years and yet to many fans Kris Davis is still completely unknown. Figure that one. I'd still like to hear the Sugar Blade band live for starters given how compelling that record featuring Davis, Steve Davis (no relation) and Ralph Alessi was.
Here the pianist is on sprawlingly incendiary form, the album includes spoken word and a version of 'Reflections' by Julius Hemphill who also happens to be a big influence on Tim Berne.
The line-up is a who's who of the most creative improvisers anywhere and includes Esperanza Spalding, JD Allen, Tony Malaby, Marc Ribot and Terri Lyne Carrington.