A Man About A Horse
Steve Tibbetts guitars, percussion
Marc Anderson percussion
Marcus Wise percussion
Jim Anton bass
First ECM album in eight years from the innovative Minnesota-based guitarist and sound-explorer. As always with Tibbetts, the music is densely layered – “The more you listen, the more you hear” – and also attractive, beguiling. Steve Tibbetts’s music straddles several idioms. The improvisational impulse comes from jazz, the sound colours from rock and world folklore. The enveloping texture and hypnotic quality would now be characterised as “ambient”, although Steve’s musical directions were set long before the term was coined. Behind Tibbetts’s washes of guitar sounds, long-time associates Marc Anderson and Marcus Wise play interlocking drum and tabla rhythms which, together with Jim Anton’s bass, propel the music forward.