Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega, clarinet and bass clarinet
Matt Mitchell, piano
Ches Smith, drums and percussion
Snakeoil is definitely the strongest band Tim Berne has ever put together. Its two albums are among the finest that the ECM label has released in recent years. Onstage, the quartet is even more impressive. Snakeoil's four musicians are absolutely on the same wavelength: you will find yourself swept into the fantastic sound world of this New York saxophonist and composer.