163

Marc Copland: New York Trio Recordings Vol. 2: Voices

By

Sign in to view read count
Marc Copland: New York Trio Recordings Vol. 2: Voices There is always room for one more piano trio when the leader, pianist Marc Copland, comes out of the modal school of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Considering his choice of sidemen and their employers, bassist Gary Peacock (Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio) and drumming legend Paul Motian (Bill Evans's renowned Riverside Trio with Scott LaFaro). In fact, it was Peacock who suggested to Jarrett that he utilize the format of The Great American Songbook for their recordings and concerts, beginning in the early 1980s.



Copland has been recording for the past twenty years and has more than twenty albums under his own name recorded for significant indie labels including Savoy, Steeplechase, Sunnyside and Nagel-Heyer. Copland was originally an altoist with the Chico Hamilton Band in the early 1970s, but then rechanneled his energies into making piano his main axe. In addition to his many recordings, he has participated as a valued sideman on countless occasions.



Voices is the second volume of recordings by the Marc Copland Trio under the heading of New York Trio Recordings Vol. 2. The first volume, Modinha (Pirouet, 2007), was with Peacock and drummer Bill Stewart.



The music presented here is an enjoyable meeting of three interactive musicians who make their livelihood by being intuitive to the needs of a trio format. The tunes are all compositions by Copland or Peacock, with the exception of Miles Davis' jazz standard "All Blues." Copland's title tune and Peacock's following "Runner" spell out the essence of the trio, with probing and lyrical playing from all. On "Voices," Peacock steps out nicely, as he does on the album's closer, "At Night," framed by Motian's sensitive brushwork. On "River's Run" which is in jazz waltz territory, both Copland and Peacock are featured.

Voices is another fine example of the modern jazz piano trio at work.


Track Listing: Vignette; Albert; River

Personnel: Marc Copland: piano; Gary Peacock: bass; Paul Motian: drums.

Year Released: 2008 | Record Label: Pirouet Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read Desire & Freedom CD/LP/Track Review Desire & Freedom
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 19, 2017
Read On Hollywood Boulevard CD/LP/Track Review On Hollywood Boulevard
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Motorman's Son CD/LP/Track Review The Motorman's Son
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 18, 2017
Read "Need to Bring Out Love" CD/LP/Track Review Need to Bring Out Love
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2016
Read "Slight Freedom" CD/LP/Track Review Slight Freedom
by Dave Wayne
Published: December 10, 2016
Read "Mancera #5" CD/LP/Track Review Mancera #5
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: March 9, 2016
Read "Good 'n' Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story" CD/LP/Track Review Good 'n' Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story
by Doug Collette
Published: July 3, 2016
Read "Münster Bern" CD/LP/Track Review Münster Bern
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 28, 2016
Read "Infinitude" CD/LP/Track Review Infinitude
by John Kelman
Published: January 20, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!