Brian Trainor: Tangled Roots (2003)
The title track meanders with hot, straight-ahead energy. It’s the only place on the album where Trainor reveals his deep affinity for the music of Thelonious Monk. No doubt, this special part of his music is being saved for another day.
Can the music of Monk relate naturally to a relationship of romance and close, lifelong friendship? Of course it can. Reality has that effect on you. We find quirky asides, dissonant particles and syncopated spaces in every close relationship. With his Tangled Roots suite, Brian Trainor has elected to explore his dreams with a gentle spirit and explain them through harmonious empathy. Take off your shoes, settle in for the evening, and relax to the trio’s mellow form of enchantment.
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Track Listing: The Bike; The Wait (Prelude); The Dance Commences; It Has Always Been Her Eyes; As She Sleeps; The Move; Scars of Ironwood and Ash; Tangled Roots; The Meeting 5/6; As the Weightless Cloud Grows Some Flowers Must Die; The Dance Commences.
Personnel: Brian Trainor- piano; Ricardo (Richie) Ferrer- bass; Jeff Jerolamon- drums.