Terrible Animals is perhaps the most compositionally ambitious and daringly performed of Lage Lund's five albums on Criss Cross.
Joined by a never-before-convened, top-of-the-pyramid rhythm section (Sullivan Fortner, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums) the 39-year-old presents ten far-flung originals that elicit the full measure of their creativity over the 68-minute program, spurring Lund -- who makes ingenious use of effects within his flow -- to some of his most dynamic and varied playing on record.
|1.||Hard Eights (Lage Lund) 7:06|
|2.||Aquanaut (Lage Lund) 7:35|
|3.||Suppressions (Lage Lund) 9:25|
|4.||Haitian Ballad (Lage Lund) 7:33|
|5.||Ray Ray (Lage Lund) 10:01|
|6.||Octoberry (Lage Lund) 5:16|
|7.||Brasilia (Lage Lund) 4:52|
|8.||Take It Eas (Lage Lund) 7:08|
|9.||Terrible Animals (Lage Lund) 2:39|
|10.||We Are There Yet (Lage Lund) 6:05|
Total Time: 67:46
Recorded April 26, 2018 in New York, NY, USA by Michael Marciano