Recommended: Tariq Amery Group – “Indefinity”


There’s a nice free-flowing presence to the debut from the Tariq Amery Group.  Each track of Indefinity opens up with a clear statement of melody and gets carried along on the currents of a solid groove, but it’s how the solo improvisations transform that structure that signifies the album showing its true personality.  “Ahmad’s Clock” breaks things down with some chaotic dissonance, then immediately sets to building it back up with the same tools that gave the song form in the first place.  It’s a similar approach on “I Just Want This Moment To Last Forever,” except that it manifests with a kaleidoscopic frenzy of melodic inspirations.  And this detour from form and shape, and the eventual satisfying return, is a pattern that’s repeated throughout this fine recording.

Your album personnel:  Tariq Amery (flute, tenor sax), Dan Ko (alto sax), Ed Lister (trumpet), Clayton Connell (piano), JP Lapensée (electric bass), Michel Delage (drums), Vovo Saramanda (percussion) and guest:  Will O’Neil (guitar).

This album is Self-Produced.

Listen to more of the album at the artist’s Bandcamp page.

Music from the Ottawa, Ontario scene.

Available at:  Bandcamp