Dennis Gonzalez/Yells At Eels featuring Louis Moholo-Moholo - "Cape of Storms"
Stefan Gonzalez plays a lot of tuned percussion here -- sounding at different times like Bobby Hutcherson on a classic '60s Blue Note side (the opening track is a dedication by Dennis to obscuro post-bop vibist Walt Dickerson), Balinese gamelan filtered through Don Cherry, or Japanese music filtered through Harry Partch -- as well as churning up welters of polyrhythmic fury while playing double drums with Moholo-Moholo, an early influence. Stefan also composed three of the album's ten tunes.
His brother Aaron is continues to impress equally on arco or pizzicato bass. Father Dennis is becoming less reluctant to flaunt his trumpet mastery, alternating virtuosic flurries of notes with bittersweet, ruminative passages. While it's thrilling to hear the great Moholo-Moholo here, at this point, the main attraction of a new Yells At Eels recording is the anticipation of hearing how the improvisational dialogue between Gonzalez pere et fils will have evolved since last hearing.