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Midwest Record on Peter Brendler “Outside the Line”…

PETER BRENDLER/Outside the Line: For a bass player looking to move jazz sounds forward into uncharted territory, “Walk On the Wild side” is a good jumping off point to bring listeners into the tent with something familiar but still outré after 40 years and let them wander the rooms from there. A high octane modern jazz set, Brandler and crew play as one even when heading off in different directions. The set lives up to the title, and progressive and fearless ears will be well rewarded by a rising, improvising jazzbo that just doesn’t take no for an answer. Well done.