Simon Jermyn's Trot A Mouse - Pictorial Atlas of Mammals
With Tom Rainey on drums, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone, Mat Maneri on viola and leader Simon Jermyn on 6 string electric bass, Trot a Mouse's 2nd album is a sophisticated NY band blending lyrical and free approaches to a diverse set set of modern creative jazz compositions.
"To call Simon Jermyn a guitarist, or a bassist (his hybrid six-stringed instrument resembles both), barely hints at the range and subtlety of his musicianship. In a wider sense, Jermyn is a musical instigator, and his real instrument is his band. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2009, the Dubliner has been developing what was already a unique instrumental voice, writing his own music and connecting with some of New York's most creative musical minds. Several of them appear here, his second release under his Trot A Mouse nom de guerre. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, violist Mat Maneri and drummer Tom Rainey may not be troubling the top of the charts, but they represent the vanguard of American improvised music and, with records like this, Simon Jermyn is claiming a place among them."- Cormac Larkin, irishtimes.com