Josh SINTON Predicate Trio: Making Bones – Iluso Records 2014 – 2018: ****:
(Josh Sinton; bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, Christopher Hoffman; cello, Tom Rainey; drums)
Poem by Casey Bush
The shadow of a tattoo is like meditation best done before an empty mirror, channeling each chakra as a cat chases its tail around the banyan tree. Did we pass this lifetime in a blink or just a twinkle? Each of us wears a mask that reveals the expression concealed by pretense. Memories of a dream are a fenced pasture with an open gate. The water stain on my leather jacket cannot be removed or forgotten but instead must be shed like a snake’s skin. Conflicting opinions mingle beneath an unturned stone. All the windows and doors of the temple
catch fire revealing the naked pilgrims within. The smell of licorice, sage and cedar drift across the horizon, balanced on the shoulder of a mountain ridge, crest of an ocean wave.