The Brasserie Trio's Musique Mèchanique is a rare treat: three master musicians with verve, imagination, and even a sense of humor. Working without a rhythm section, the three horn men here have such a strong sense of time that they can move easily from swing to rubato and back, and a bassist or drummer is never missed.
Many of the tracks start out as one thing and end up delightfully as something else - or vice versa. The opening numbers is a case in point. 1935," credited to trumpeter/flugelhornist Alberto Mandarini, is actually a collection of licks and motifs that ...read more
On “Musique Mecanique” luminaries of Italian’s vibrant jazz scene converge under the auspices of the “Brasserie Trio” which has performed as a unit on and off for 7 years. This recording was recorded live in Pisa Italy last year. As the liners suggest...this band does not rely on electronics or PA systems; therefore, the Trio is fairly self-contained; although, the live recording represented here may not tickle everyone’s fancy. The “live” sound on “Musique Mecanique” is okay; however, the sensation or feeling is akin to being at the very last row of a venue or perhaps in the nose bleed ...read more
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