Jimmy Giuffre's 1962 recording for Columbia with his trio is one of the most revolutionary recordings to come out of the 1960s. While Coltrane and Coleman and Taylor were trying to tear music down from the inside out to discover what it really counted for, Giuffre was quietly creating his own microtonal revolution that was being overlooked by other avant-gardists in jazz. ~ AllMusic
Sundial Lotus, the debut release from Salo, could easily be described as exuberant. Full of unpredictable energy, cadenced affinity and cross-genre influences, it wriggles out of one confine after another, creating small snippets of friction and long passages of intrigue. The septet's players hail from the critically acclaimed groups The Respect Sextet, Jerseyband and Little Women, all denizens of the New York jazz scene. Despite the more avant-garde leanings of those groups, Salo uses free improvisation judiciously while never settling into straight-ahead jazz for more than a few moments.