Soften The Glare - Making Faces
Damn, I completely missed this when it originally came out about a year ago.
Funky jazzy instrumental prog rock. I'm only halfway through my first listen, but I think I'm having an eargasm. This is some good sh*t!
Bass is very high in the mix, but it works, since the bass player is amazing (from the "play the bass like it is a lead instrument" school), in the vein of Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, Jonas Hellborg, Jaco, etc.
Lozaga has always straddled the rock/jazz line. I hear hints of Holdsworth, Fripp, and Torn (David) in his playing, but by no means derivative... they're all just influences he's stirred in his pot. Always interesting, always evolving (that's why he's one of my favorite guitarists).
The drummer's pretty damn good too.
This gets a big thumbs up from me!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fonDsCqxxT0