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Batik Live In New York City

Batik LiveMarch 24th, 2010 - I stopped by a club in NYC late after my day gig and heard a wonderful group. Everyone in Batik are all virtuosos on their respective instruments but a mature restraint permeates their spontaneous interplay - a kind of "Bitches Brew" era approach. Snippets of grooves and/or melodies weave in and out... the ensemble rides high, staying focused on the dynamic tapestry of sounds unfolding...

Gifted and inspiring, Batik is a fresh and innovative alternative to the frenzied fuzak or sterile saccharine smooth jazz that seems to dominate the jazz scene these days.

- rcoffey march 26th, 2010