The Slip, Live At Lupos, 6/12/2004

Dean Budnick

By Dean Budnick

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Live At Lupos, 6/12/2004

The Slip

The Slip bridges the bounds between jazz and pop aesthetics, with results that are occasionally abstruse yet often sublime. This release, a 2005 Jammy Award nominee for Live Album of the Year, presents the band in fine fettle at Lupo's in its native Rhode Island. Tracks such as the 20-minute "Nellie Jean" demonstrate that while the trio maintains an affinity for abstraction, it never neglects the sweet spots.