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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

SLD Trio: Tensegridad

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Out of Argentina comes splendid entry into the piano-trio stakes. The three young protagonists, pianist Paula Shocron, bassist Germán Lamonega and drummer Pablo Diaz loom large on the Buenos Aires' creative music scene and have already made connections in NYC, resulting in Emptying The Self (NendoDango Records, 2017) where William Parker takes over the bass chair. Tensegridad constitutes the sophomore offering from the SLD Trio and features an intriguing program containing originals from each band member, three jointly credited pieces ...

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Paula Shocron / Germán Lamonega / Pablo Diaz: Tensegridad

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The cover image for Tensegridad, the second album from the Argentinian SLD Trio, looks like a dolmen and it fits the music that both feels ancient and modern. While some types of avant-garde music seek to re-invent the language of music to the point of total estrangement, the strength of the SLD Trio lies in its ability to make sounds, rhythms and melodies that are experimental and inventive and yet almost feel like old folksongs. A new inscription written on ...

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SLD Trio: Anfitrion

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A piano trio without a leader? The concept is not unknown, but the norm in jazz is that a trio has a leader. Even pianist Bill Evans' trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, famous for dissolving the fixed hierarchy in a trio setting, was formally presented as the Bill Evans trio. Behind the acronym SLD Trio hides three charismatic musicians: pianist Paula Shocron, bassist Germán Lamonega and drummer Pablo Diaz. Both Shocron and Diaz ...