I don't have much to say... This band is great, and this cd is as great, creative and diverse than all others from Happy Apple...
Happy Apple, since more than 10 years, is creating a great music wich is completly "their" music : it looks like Sonny Rollins meeting The Police, or Roland Kirk having child with Nomeansno (a great hardcore band). And all the poetry, excitment, furor and idiosyncratic beauty of their music come from these strange and monstruous crossings.
Of course, if you want to hear "jazz", with II/V chord progressions, songs of 32 bars and structure in AABA, you will be very disapointed. And if your limit in "avant-garde" is the jazz of the sixties, with this particular feeling it had, and if you can't accept the fact that jazz opened itself since this time to many local and diverse esthetics, you will feel sad about this music, that doesn't look like something you can recognize.
To me, Happy Apple is not an "avant garde" or "free-jazz" band (they like too much beautiful melodies for this), nor a commercial band (they are too much crazy and free-minded for that) but one of the most creative "power trio" of these times.