La Vida Local: Wes Carroll Confabulation – Off Empire

Monday 11th, June 2018 / 14:33
By Lauren Donnelly

Wes Carroll ConfabulationOff Empire

Victoria-based jazz fusion group the Wes Carroll Confabulation have distilled three years’ worth of hard work into 11 original tracks on Off Empire. The group shows their experimental side on tracks like “Shades of Orange,” where a cool, contemplative guitar solo morphs into a funky clavinet interlude, followed by a spry trumpet solo. Elsewhere, “Lekker” deviates into hip hop while “Bloom” calls to mind classic crooners. It’s a promising debut boasting an eclectic range of styles.