In performing the award-winning compositions of its guitarist-leader, the Mike Baggetta Quartet displays an intense focus on group interaction, fearless improvisation and a too-seldom-heard patience in their interpretation of each song. “Source Material” follows up the group’s debut album on Fresh Sound New Talent, “Small Spaces,” with a deeper view into Baggetta’s compositional aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Ornette Coleman, Neil Young, Edward Hopper and Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet", this is truly new music full of original voices and beautifully heartfelt performances.
"Mike is one of the best young improvisors on the NY scene!" - Vic Juris, Jazz Guitarist
"This is a superb band...outstanding, and the performances are totally compelling." - Andy Hamilton, Jazz Journal (UK)
"Guitarist/composer Baggetta is one of those subtle players. He does not overwhelm you with volume or seek to impress with fleet-fingered improvisations. Instead, each piece he performs creates new worlds of possibilities...utilizing approaches from many different genres but never sounding derivative of any one person or school." - Richard Kamins, The Hartford Courant