Earprint review by George Harris (Jazz Weekly)
The word ectomorphic means thin and spider-like, while endomorphic is a bit bulkier. The team of Tree Palmendo/tp, Kevin Sun/ts-cl, Simon Willson/b and Dor Herskovits/dr somehow try to bridge the two worlds with their chordless quartet. Most of the songs have an almost Morse Code-like collection of dots and dashes, with “Nonsense,” The Golden Girder Strikes Again” and “Anthem” seeming composed with a pin point. Some of the pieces give Sun’s warm tenor and Palmedo’s rich trumpet a chance to shine, as during the West Coast cool and spacious “Sic Nine” and the spaciously fluid “Clock Gears.” Herskovits gets restless underneath on “The Holy Quiet” and gives a nice Crescent City romp for the happy tenor on “School Days.” Concise and kinetic.