Matt Skellenger Group’s Vitality is a fascinating musical exploration. Skellenger, who composed all of the project’s tunes, is a lyrical electric bass playing is the engine of the sound complemented nicely by the colors provided by the talented ensemble. The group includes Adam Bartczak on trombone and conch shell Dave Miller on drums, ghatam and tabla, Matt Reid on trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, Andy Skellenger on tabla, cajon, Udu, Glenn Taylor on pedal steel guitar. The melodic, rhythmic vibe and sound is wonderfully fresh and refreshing. An excellent recording.