This tempered with a sense of melody and the occasional exploding rhythm, the listener enjoys a firm foothold in an often spare production. Like most of Esser's recordings 'Sundial' is not without it's cinematic moments, Ice Cave and Niles in Limbo (featuring the Oud) being the best examples.
Esser is joined here by Drummer and long time colleague Rich Watson (of CONVERTIBLE URBANITE). Watson provides a tightrope-like performance, balancing solid rhythmic support with lofty asymmetrical commentary.
If you'r looking for hot licks, this lovely work is not for you. If you'r looking for the space in between the notes, you have found it.
A very good travel CD.
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1. Ice Cave
3. Windmill Hill
4. Wheels to Road
5. Niles in Limbo
6. Blues For Toots