“Fun With Fruit” by Scenes
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Rinnova (Origin Records) by Scenes
From its inception in 2001, Scenes has added a distinctive voice to
the classic guitar trio lexicon through the creative group aesthetic
applied by guitarist John Stowell, bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer
John Bishop. For their latest release, the trio presents a set of
compelling originals as they also explore varying sonic textures with
Stowell's use of nylon string guitar, and even the fretless-guitar on
the closing track. Johnson introduces his singular approach to the
electric bass on several cuts as an alternative to the acoustic bass.
With a stirring intent, the harmonic and rhythmically unfettered world
of "Rinnova" unfolds to each listener at a unique pace, always
challenging, and always delighting. "...at times reminscent of
guitarist John Abercrombie's trio, but more in its aesthetic than any
direct stylistic reference."
-All About Jazz
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