Scott Tinkler Trio: Shrike Like
Unlike most trios, Tinkler's trumpet/bass/drums setup operates with more spontaneity than arrangement; more pulse and flow than notation; and more sudden swooping changes than predictable declensions. While each tune tends to operate within a specific groove defined by bassist Adam Armstrong and drummer Simon Barker, even the rhythm section turns on a dime, edging back and forth between funk and swing and free playing. Shrike Like features aggressive, forward-looking improvisation with an edge. In many ways reminiscent of Ron Miles's '96 record My Cruel Heart, this disc examines the many approaches a trumpeter can use to sail through levels of rhythmic foundation, co-evolving with it along the way. Tinkler's virtuostic playing relies upon extended techniques such as false fingering, stop-tonguing, and multiphonics, though he also flies on the straight and narrow when necessary. Slow-moving insects beware: this shrike does not hestitate to strike.
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Track Listing: Positively Glowing; Shrike Like; Home is Where The Horace; Bloke Man; Truck Stop; Sharing A House With Walt; Stitching Lenardo.
Personnel: Scott Tinkler: trumpet; Adam Armstrong: bass; Simon Barker: drums.
Record Label: Self Produced
Style: Modern Jazz