Mad Season / Above Doomed by drug addiction, this 1990s alt-rock super group comprised from Seattle’s finest – Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Screaming Trees - waxed a gem of a slab that traversed ambient, jazz, blues, trad hard-rock and “grunge.”

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Bassist John Baker Saunders, who cut his teeth with notable artists Hubert Sumlin and The Walkabouts, among others, nimbly works the pocket and renders inventive harmonic extensions and legato passages.

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Intense, understated performances from all involved: Layne Staley, Mike McCready, Barrett Martin, and Mark Lanegan – it’s pity most of Mad Season left this mortal coil way too soon.