This 2006 mutant jazz debut CD of John William Gordon features all original instrumental compositions in a trio of electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums. John's use of space and edgy angular lines compliment the playing of veteran acoustic bassist Jeff Chambers (Freddy Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris and many others) and, on 3 tracks, Todd Sickafoose (Ani Difranco, Nels Cline among others). The politically inspired dissident melody of the first track, Harm Alarm, with its strange ambiguous bass line and tension-filled brush work by drummer Rick Rivera, sets the tone for an unusual debut jazz CD. Interaction is prominent on 6 Las, as the electric guitar and bass chase and stimulate one another during a dialog of dual soloing as the drums respond accordingly. The rock feel of Quidnunc Mo and Ripper Snapper take the CD in another direction, while the strange blues of Bamboozelama adds darker tones with its Derek Bailey-inspired guitar solo. More traditional jazz sounds in Belly's Bounce reveal some of John's Monk and bebop influences. That Old Dream, a folksy ballad featuring Todd Sickafoose on bass, completes the musical journal as the last track.