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Barnicle Bill Trio: No Black Tie

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Barnicle Bill Trio dates to 2009, when drummer John Engels, bassist Mark Haanstra and alto saxophonist Miguel Martinez moved beyond jam sessions to the recording studio. BBT's eponymous debut (Self Produced, 2010) served up straight ahead, old-school jazz standards, with singer-songwriter Elvis Costello's “Almost Blue" the sole nod to modern times. BBT's second recording features another helping of standards, with two originals suggesting the trio is beginning to forge a more distinctive personality. The set was recorded live at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur's top jazz venue for local and visiting musicians.Haanstra is often found in more progressive ...



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