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Gregorio / Smith / Bryerton: The Cold Arrow

Read "The Cold Arrow" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Maybe the surprise release of 2021 was the trio recording Room Of The Present (Fundacja Słuchaj!). Adventurous bassist Damon Smith and percussionist Jerome Bryerton have had a long working relationship as a duo, in various groups and settings, large and small. Adding the clarinetist and composer Guillermo Gregorio was quite the revelation. The trio is back with a new studio session, ten tracks of which only two were composed. Still, one might get the impression that all were taken from ...

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Guillermo Gregorio/Pandelis Karayorgis/Nate McBride: Chicago Approach

Read "Chicago Approach" reviewed by Nic Jones

The obvious precedent for any trio consisting of clarinet, piano and bass is the group that clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre once had with pianist Paul Bley and bassist Steve Swallow. But once that point has been made it serves no purpose in the discussion of this music, which is work that has to be dealt with on its own terms. And not least because of Guillermo Gregorio's clarinet playing, which is unlike anything in the jazz canon, and it's far more ...

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Guillermo Gregorio: Otra Musica

Read "Otra Musica" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Argentine by birth, but now a resident of Chicago Gregorio is one of the unsung intellectual figures of improvised music. Since his relatively recent relocation to the Windy City he’s fostered numerous associations with the teeming creative jazz scene there and has even found the time and resources to record with several working groups for the Hat Art family of labels. This modest body of work was all that was available from the ingenious reed player whose other occupations are ...

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Guillermo Gregorio Trio: Red Cube(d)

Read "Red Cube(d)" reviewed by Robert Spencer

With encompassing subtlety and delicacy of touch, Guillermo Gregorio, Pandelis Karayorgis, and Mat Maneri range over the musical spectrum on this disc. Without the theatrics of Sun Ra, but with a kindred sensibility, the trio turns from the unstintingly abstract “Crimson Mountain" to Fletcher Henderson's “Red Dust." Gregorio's clarinet catapults back in time for a moment - leading into an improvisation of the same prickly abstract, low-voltage quality as that which graced the first track. The most riveting action comes ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Cold Arrow

Balance Point Acoustics


Chicago Approach

Nuscope Recordings


Otra Musica

Atavistic Records


Red Cube(d)

Hat Hut Records



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