Pat Battstone, The Last Taxi: In Transit Review
Connect with Pat Battstone: Facebook
Pat Battstone continues to put forth creative and groundbreaking releases through collaborations with other like-minded musicians who share in his adventuresome spirit. His latest adventures have been in collaboration with the musical circles in Puglia, Italy, namely those of Gianna Montecalvo in Bari and Gianni Lenoci in Monopoli. This is his fourth CD he has recorded and produced with Italian vocalists since 2016. In January of this year we reviewed his last effort Elements, also a daring release. Now, with the release of The Last Taxi: In Transit, once again Battstone’s risk taking is in full view. He is joined by Chris Rathbun double bass; Richard Poole drums, vibraphone; Ilona Kudina flutes; Todd Brunel clarinet; Gianna Montecalvo vocals, spoken word; and his previous collaborator Antonella Chionna vocals, spoken word. That’s the short of It!
The Last Taxi: In Transit
As the City Awakens
View from My Balcony
Sur La Voie Rapide
And Then What
Creatures of the Night Forest
Adieu Mes Amis
Release Date: July 12, 2018
Battstone has a knack for shoring players with equally open-minded risk-taking spirits. This release like his previous albums feature a cavalcade of stellar performances.