For years, clarinetist Don Byron has scoured the archives for forms to splay, skewer and scorch. He cut into free jazz and classical on his first album, Tuskegee Experiments, wandered over to hip-hop with Nu Blaxploitation and even danced the hora for Plays the Music of Mickey Katz. So that Byron should entertain a set that includes standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter and Miles Davis should come as no surprise. Or should it? Accompanied by drummer Jack DeJohnette and pianist Jason Moran, Byron deconstructs standards then greases the shiznit even further with his own well-lathered songs. The trio dances a wobbly jig on "I Want To Be Happy," "Somebody Loves Me" and "I Cover the Waterfront," then drops a minimalist bomb on "Freddie Freeloader." Get your party hat on and don't forget to invite Monk.
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