The Robert Everest Expedition

The Robert Everest Expedition

[This album] follows abandoned paths and wanders among the locals. It longs for home and the heart, departing again upon an urbane bassline for Rio De Janeiro, Zurich, or forbidden Havana at three, four, five, or six beats per measure. Everest's compositions have a casual but sophisticated ease that Michael Franks, or even Pat Metheny on a good hair day, might envy. Fusion as a pop genre has been liberated from its 70's excesses. ...[A]t Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport ...Everest's songs emerge from baggage claim with the pain of creation intact. -- Patrick Whalen