What do you expect from musicians who played with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, the Indie Rock band Bright Eyes, and many of the prominent improvisers of our time? You get the collective group The RIDD quartet, who embrace all of these influences and create a unique improvising approach on ‘Fiction Avalanche’. Jon Irabagon is a member of the “self-destructing bebop cyborg band” Mostly Other People Do The Killing and saxophonist of the free improvised RIDD Quartet. In this new century and millenium, truth is less and less jazzmen feel the need to take sides. It makes much more sense to take jazz in all its dimensions. Lester Young and Evan Parker, Sonny Rollins and Maceo Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Ornette Coleman, they’re all references to this emergent performer who also digs the electro-pop of the Eighties and digital beat experimentalists like > Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. Pianist Kris Davis has the same kaleidoscopic approach to jazz, from her reiterated colaborations with Tony Malaby in the post-bop lineage to her researches of extended piano techniques with the French avant-garde player Benoît Delbecq. Contrabassist Reuben Radding is a central figure in both the New York and Seattle scenes, either in association with free jazz greats Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Rob Brown and Assif Tsahar or with creative minds like John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Marc Ribot, Stuart Dempster and Robert Dick. Drummer Jeff Davis is a frequent choice when hard bop forms meet with free-flowing collective improvisations, combining groove and textural work in equal measure. With these profiles, you have as result intense and inventive music, the kind you’re not able to ignore.