Cadence Magazine, Fall 2013
242 East 3rd Street between Avenues B and C in New York City: Slugs’ Saloon. Just down the street from The Chicken Shack… fabled as “a dark funky little place,”… the location of Lee Morgan’s tragic final performance… home of Sun Ra’s regular Monday night performances of the late 1960s… an inspiration for all musicians in the avant-garde. Aldcroft is searching. His sextet has found astro-infinity music. They are on a mission rife with discovery and expansion. >From 5626 Morton Street in Philadelphia, to the East Village in New York City, to the outer boundaries of space’s infinite polarity: the course has been set but the coordinates are variable. Sun Ra is guiding the voyage from the great beyond. Tones, colors, and contours drench the hushed stillness’s rivalry with spacey anxiety. Then, chaos ensues.