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Carver Trio: Broken Sleep

Read "Broken Sleep" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Carver Trio is one of those rare groups that blend genres so effortlessly that trying to hang a name on this music will only give you a headache. Broken Sleep lies in the no-man's land where jazz and folk meet, and like fog wrapping itself around smoke it is next to impossible to distinguish one from the other. In this respect there are similarities with guitarist Simone Guiducci's excellent Gamelot Ensemble on Storie di Fiume (Felmay, 2007), or incomparable bassist ...

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Carver Trio: Broken Sleep

Read "Broken Sleep" reviewed by John Barron

Listening to Broken Sleep, the debut release from Britain's Carver Trio, one experiences a comforting sheath of sound, ripe with originality and textural warmth. The trio consists of accordionist Luke Carver Goss, guitarist Dylan Fowler and bassist Nathan Riki Thomson. All three musicians take a less-is-more approach, utilizing the group's stripped-down instrumentation to emphasize tender lyricism and rhythmic drive.

The bulk of the disc, a mix of studio and live performances, consists of Goss' original compositions, ...

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Carver Trio: Broken Sleep

Read "Broken Sleep" reviewed by Chris May

Here in the UK, roughly once a year, an album emerges from the cross-genre margins with enough novelty appeal to attract a mainstream audience and enough integrity to interest jazz listeners. Last year it was the Portico Quartet's Knee Deep In The North Sea (The Vortex, 2007), whose novelty appeal came with the inclusion in the line-up of two hangs (Swiss-born offspring of a Balinese gamelan gong and a Chinese cooking wok), and whose depth was provided by ...


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