Horseshoe Curve


Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. The bottom line is that The Horseshoe Curve becomes--perhaps unintentionally--one of the finest moments of Anastasio's post-Phish solo career. This one is absolutely essential not only for his fans, but for anyone interested in any of the above musics. A must.
  2. Most of the time, Anastasio chills in the background, letting the horn section log play time on tracks such as 'Burlap Sack and Pumps.' This makes for a record that's alternately brainy and backgroundy--the arrangements are sharp, but the flute solos (particularly on the title track, recorded at a 2002 Pittsburgh show) bring "Anchorman" to mind.
  3. The disc proves Anastasio doesn't need his old bandmates to sizzle, but ought to get back to doing what he does best: kicking out the jams.
  4. The album revels in roiling percussion, chirpy horns and extended, ecstatic solos.
  5. There's some good music here for fans of the jazzed, Afro-Cuban funk sound that the Trey Anastasio Band lineup is known for.
  6. The Horseshoe Curve offers few surprises.
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  1. MikeB
    Aug 11, 2007
    The best release from Trey since the end of Phish. This is quality stuff. Solid through-out.