The members of the M.O.B. Trio -- drummer Matt Wilson, tenor saxophonist Ohad Talmor, and bassist Bob Bowen -- had crossed paths many times during the previous decade before recording this program at Barbie's in Brooklyn. Although much of their playing is on the adventurous side, their improvisations tend to be slow and thoughtful, advanced while also being melodic and lyrical. Talmor's tone is cool and the interplay between the three musicians is subtle, purposeful, and democratic. The intensity in their music is felt just beneath the surface, making this a set worth listening to closely.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow