MOFAYA! – Like One Long Dream (Trost, LP/CD/digital)

Jaimie Branch is the punk among contemporary trumpeters. In May, she released the thrilling live interpretations of her album diptych »Fly or Die« on a double CD and now, on the Viennese label Trost, she gives an insight into her joint work with tenor saxophonist John Dikeman, double bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Aleksandar Skoric as MOFAYA!. »Like One Long Dream« is a recording of a concert in Amsterdam in November 2019, where the quartet plays to its full strengths. What you get is heated free jazz with plenty of breathers, which however prove to be feints again and again whenever the four of them start rocking each other up again. Indeed: this record feels like a long, surreal dream.