Close Your Eyes . . . and Listen

by Mike Fahn

Close your eyes and listen to valve trombonist extraordinaire Mike Fahn's Close Your Eyes . . . and Listen - but don't be surprised if your ears perk up right away. Because far from being simply dreamy or inducing langorous passivity, Fahn and his band conjure up engaging, invigorating music of vivid images and piquant moods. They have the narrative command of storytellers who deal in what's tangible rahter than abstract. They dare to imagine, but with the presence of mind of astute observers whose eyes are open wide.