Jacques Chanier Trio: Quilt (2003)
Chanier’s strength lies in his love of the straight-ahead tradition and the manner in which he peppers his interpretations with new kicks. Quilt swings with a blues tinge that reflects the music’s sensitive nature. At the same time, the session fills with excitement. “Dance for Peace” takes a tour of the world’s myriad native musical thoughts. Brooke Sofferman’s udu drum creates a fascinating landscape for the trio's exotic themes. “Announcement” features Thomson Kneeland’s fluid electronics in tandem with a lustrous piano theme by Chanier. Together they form open-ended impressions that point in many directions at once.
Most of the session captures familiar, mainstream objects and turns them around with a fresh infusion of ideas. By combining the essence of Monk and Miles with new innovations, his trio scores big on its highly recommended Accurate Records debut.
Audio samples and more are available at Chanier’s web site, www.larondemusic.com .
Track Listing: Can I Do This; Infamous Balloon Man; Endless; March Mellow; Dance for Peace; Announcement; Y Note; Viva la Revoluci
Personnel: Jacques Chanier- piano; Thomson Kneeland- acoustic bass, electronics/live digital sampling; Brooke Sofferman- drums, udu drum, Egyptian tambourine, rainstick, chestnut shaker.