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by Dan McClenaghan
The Alex Jenkins Trio, out of Sacramento, California, has a forthright, muscular sound. Sax, bass and drums--things boiled down to the essentials. Tri-Cycle, Jenkins' second trio recording presents music in an uncluttered style, opens the show with the cool pop and bubble of Jenkin's original, Scarlet Lullaby." Jenkins drumming style--on a drum kit here, but, much influenced by his studies of the tabla--is busy and unsubtle on this tune in the best possible way-- no whispering brushes or ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Meet Alex Jenkins Alex Jenkins has always been a student of the world, especially its music. Well versed in music styles eastern and western, traditional and contemporary, Alex's sound transcends both traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is most heavily influenced by his study of the tabla, a North Indian classical percussion instrument. This has helped him develop a uniquely creative approach to music and an innate ability to fuse rhythmic styles from various disciplines into one cohesive sound. ...read more