Tom Schulte, Outsight, March 17, 2002

This innovative Quebec quintet features two violinists, one sometimes on electric violin. Their sophisticated Rock In Opposition sound boasts the jazz stylings, sound samples, bold strokes and occasional humor of modern art rock. Breathing beyond technique with crazy wisdom, the dozen largely instrumental pieces here mix composition and improvisation. Bright alto and soprano saxophones are often the voice of these witty works. A controlled use of sonic pyrotechnics and a brisk montage of instrumental timbres make Zucchini a smart and memorable disc.

Breathing beyond technique with crazy wisdom…