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by Ludovico Granvassu
At some point in the '90s Balkan-tinged jazz was all the rage in the downtown scene that gravitated around the Knitting Factory and the Bell Café. Whereas many of the bands that were at the forefront of that movement are gone, a quarter century later, the Paradox Trio and its unique blend of jazz and creative improvisation with the melodies, modes, and rhythms of Balkan, klezmer, Celtic, and Gypsy folk music traditions are stronger than ever. Featuring Matt Darriau on ...read more
by John W. Patterson
Dave Russell is back as Paradox the band! Russell is guitars, synths, and programming. Add in now, drums and Roland V-drums by Chris Anderton. Bass is Airfix. Flute and wind is Jazz Westwood. All traks again are Russell creations.And right upfront, more trippy space rock and lots more guitar is evident on this release vs. Russell’s earlier effort, Paradox. This go round is a very strong echo of artists like Ozric Tentacles and Steve Hillage, with a dash ...read more
by David Adler
The Paradox Trio, founded and led by woodwinds player Matt Darriau, is one of the truly outstanding groups active within New York’s downtown avant-garde scene. Actually a quartet, the band consists of Darriau on saxophones and clarinets, Brad Shepik on guitars, Rufus Cappadocia on five-string electric cello, and Seido Salifoski on dumbek and other hand percussion. Under Darriau’s visionary leadership, these musicians blend influences from the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece, and beyond, infuse them with the improvisational aesthetics of ...read more