Three young guys in suits. Piano trio with a band" name. Canadian. All original compositions except for C Jam Blues." Wait, C Jam Blues"? What? No indie rock covers? Well, then there's no way these guys could be Canada's answer to The Bad Plus. No electronics or sampling. Well, then Myriad 3 are not Canada's answer to EST, either. Yet, fans could be forgiven for thinking about those two groundbreaking piano trios while listening to Myriad 3's engaging and thought-provoking debut recording Tell. Like those bands, these guys are young, irreverent, and have a fresh approach to the modern jazz ...read more
Tell is the debut of Myriad3, a young, Toronto, Canada-based trio formed in 2011 after its members met on local gigs. Recording the album over just two days the following year, the trio's interplay and sense of togetherness belie both its members' youth and the relatively recent establishment of Myriad3 as a unit. There's a very democratic feel to the trio's work with no obvious leader, no obvious follower, and each player taking the role that best suits the music at any particular point in time.Apart from a jaunty version of pianist Duke Ellington's C Jam Blues," all ...read more
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