This is the first time I came into contact with this group, The Bridge. I like the idea of cross-cultural collaboration of jazz musicians. This performance turned out to be quite inspirational to me. I am a jazz musician and improv is my favorite part of that art. We all got our fill at this concert, which was 100 % improvisational. Very interesting concept and very fascinating to see it unfold among a group of four musicians on stage. I could see how they developed their lines together. There were also different underlying approaches to the improv, some more rhythmic, others based on melodic grounds. Judging from the audience, I was not the only one who sat and listened and watched, riveted and wondering what was going to happen next and where the journey would end. We all went along and liked the trip!
Vocally speaking, the quality was good, however, as far as the lyrics of the presented pieces goes, it could have hardly been more morose. Strange predelection for dark lyrics.... I was constantly thinking, if anybody in here is in deep depression, they might just go after this concert and open their veins with a sharp razor!
On a side note, in the lyrics about Abraham slaying/sacrificing his son (see the Old Testament), Abraham says "Jesus" about half way through, out of despair and frustration. News Flash! Jesus happened much, much later!