Donny McCaslin’s group…was so explosive that it threatened to set the Toff in Town stage on fire

Donny McCaslin’s group, on the other hand, was so explosive that it threatened to set the Toff in Town stage on fire. Jonathan Maron’s visceral electric bass and Jason Lindner’s pitch-bending synths sent vibrations through our feet and into our heads, while Zach Danziger’s drums thundered and roiled to the back of the packed room and beyond. In the midst of all the turbulence, McCaslin and his saxophone stood firmly in the eye of the storm, unleashing bold, reverberant tones that grew increasingly fervent as the band built climax upon gritty climax, each more intense than the last. But even at their most fierce, the effect was more euphoric than aggressive. McCaslin and his band are also more than capable of harnessing their energy (just as they have harnessed the enormous attention their work on David Bowie’s Blackstar has brought them) and keeping it in check. Click here to read the full Review.

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