Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: No New Tunes

Here’s some new and original music delivered in both an old and new school fashion. Led by Guitarist Jon Lundbom, Big Five Chord releases 6 new songs on both a digital format and vinyl lp here. The team of Lundbom with Jon Irabagon/as-ss, Bryan Murray/ts-baltos, Moppa Elliott/b and DanMonaghan/dr go through six tunes here, ranging from 3 ½ minutes to just under 10, and the styles vary as quickly as  you can lift the stylus. There’s a freedom on “The Bad! Thing”  and “Of Being Done To” that is reminiscent of Charles Mingus’ vintage works, with the addition of thunderous rock arena drumming thrown in as well as some Eric Dolphy-inspired sax soloing. . “Talent For Surrender” is a dirge-like piece with some lithe guitar mixed with squaking saxes, whle “And Be Made Possible” has an airy spaciousness about it. Mixtures of chaos and creativity abound here, and the tug of war makes for interesting listening.

Hot Cup Records

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