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by Mark Corroto
Apologies to Huey Lewis, but it is indeed so very hip to be square these days. Instruments like the clarinet and accordian are making their way back into jazz today. The trio of ‘three friends’ is a translation of Tridruga and at its very hip center is accordionist Yuri Lemeshev. Guitarist Brad Shepik, a fan of eastern music whose bands, Dave Douglas Tiny Bell Trio, Paradox Trio, The Commuters, and Pachora all seem to sample Eastern European folk music, plays ...read more