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by Chuck Koton
On March 1, 2020 The World Stage in Leimert Park, the cultural heart of the Black community in Los Angeles, hosted a fundraising concert to help Eliane Henri complete her documentary on the late, great horn master, Roy Hargrove. The performance featured veterans tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore and Willie Jones on drums, rising stars, pianist Gerald Clayton and Mike Gurrola on bass and included a short video of the still in-progress film. Little did anyone in the venue realize that ...read more
by Chris May
Dwight Trible Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London August 17, 2019 Dwight Trible inhabits a song with more than just his voice, he does so with his whole bodyhe uses every available limb and digit and twists and turns and shoehorns himself into his material. At Ronnie's tonight he resembled a man struggling to get into a raincoat several sizes too small in the face of a howling storm, all the while maintaining ...read more
by Chris May
The Beatles' Revolver (Parlophone, 1966), recorded while the band were out of their skulls on high-voltage lysergic acid diethylamide, was the first masterpiece of British psychedelic rock. One of the album's highlights, the sitar-drenched closing track, Tomorrow Never Knows," still sounds potent enough to trigger a flashback. Remarkably, Dwight Trible's version of Tomorrow Never Knows," on his spiritual-jazz opus Mothership, is at least as affecting, despite seemingly being recorded with one-tenth of the studio gizmos which producer George ...read more
by Phil Barnes
Having worked with the likes of the Pharoah Sanders Quartet and Kamasi Washington the musical fit between Los Angeles native Dwight Trible and Manchester's Gondwana records should be self- evident. This album was conceived as a combination of joint favourites and spiritual jazz classics chosen by Trible and Gondwana label boss Matthew Halsall, after a couple of chance festival encounters and live guest spots. The band includes not only Halsall's own beautiful trumpet playing, but also several of Halsall's trusted ...read more
by Chuck Koton
Dwight TribleBoston Court TheaterPasadena, CAAugust 11, 2012Unique: from the Latin unicus, denotes one of a kind; being without equal." Its connotation, a bit less restrictive, expands the definition to include: rare and uncommon. Even with the significantly more liberal definitional range, unique" remains one of the more egregiously abused words in modern American popular discourse. Everyone and everything these days seems to be unique." Baz Luhrman has a unique" cinematic vision (yeah, as in bloated ...read more
by Rex Butters
Dwight Trible is a preacher, turning any material into a song of praise. Trible taps into the tradition of assigning lyrics to existing jazz standards, aligning himself with King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks, and Eddie Jefferson. He stands firmly in the jazz singer’s domain of delivering a song true to its story while composing variations on the tune as he goes.
On Trible’s new collection he arranges, produces, and writes lyrics to melodically and rhythmically challenging compositions. Take for instance the ...read more