"Jazz is the quest for an endless aesthetic."
The jazz duo Ghost Trees is a visceral experience. The drums and saxophone clang and clash like two expert sword fighters engaging in combat down a staircase. Each instrument flourishes here and there, acting as both partners and competitors in their sound.
While Ghost Trees is definitely a jazz group, they often abandon playing with their own kind, instead preferring to crash lineups of other genres, and to explore territory outside of their comfort zone. Beyond that, they also often play without using microphones, on the floor and near the bar, so they can share a moment with the audience that is intimate, immediate, and sweaty.