See it if Docu-drama about early '60's jazz scene scores highest w/ live jazz combo providing vibrant underscoring Sosko & Hudson - good work as leads
Don't see it if Play seems to be designed as a jazz riff - improvised, elongated, repeatedly staccato Fails as a dramatic motif causing muddled confusion
See it if for the unusual simultaneous 3 part plot structure, marvelous live jazz & fascinating story of fame, obsession and failure.
Don't see it if you dislike complex experimental performance in which the sounds overlap sometimes causing important words to be lost.
"A Jazzy Fusion of Fact and Fiction in '(A)loft Modulation': Jaymes Jorsling's new play makes its world premiere, presented by the American Vicarious."
"New York ghosts consider the meaning of life and art in the jazz-fueled '(A)LOFT MODULATION' at A.R.T./NY Theatres"
"…underneath the tumult -- the jazz riffs, verbal smackdowns, steamy sex, drug taking, blaring radios, scrolling images of contact sheets, and much more -- it's hard to detect much of a dramatic beat. Or maybe there's too much of one: '(A)loft Modulation' teems with so many plot lines that they crowd each other out."
2/5 Stars "'Obsessive Behavior and All That Jazz': A bluesy atmosphere and musical performances enhance an awfully talky new drama"
"The wonder is that, under…McElroen's sharp direction, the actors invest their artificial lines with a sense of truth. Otherwise, the only thing to trust in this bleary exercise, as my jazz aficionado plus-one assured me, is the superior quality of the original jazz (by Gerald Clayton) we hear."