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Rick McLaughlin Trio: Study of Light

Read "Study of Light" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It’s not chamber music just because you play it without a drummer; it could be jazz even though it was written by Ravel. That statement might be too long to be a title for bassist Rick McLaughlin's new trio disc, but it certainly is accurate. McLaughlin employs two fellow members of Boston’s Either/Orchestra, pianist Greg Burk and saxophonist Jeremy Udden, to realize this recording.

The disc opens with the difficult “Assev Vif - Très Rhythmé.” Ravel’s piece for ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Rick McLaughlin: Study of Light

Read "Study of Light" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Study of Light has truly accomplished its goal in exposing these three players in the most natural shades of light that could be imagined. The freeness of "Ink" and "Colors of Chloe" evoke a feeling of light slowly falling onto the musicians like a waterfall onto lilypads. You can imagine them in all black playing in the darkness and slowly emerging from the darkness into a glorious mountain pasture as they reach climaxes.

However, bassist Rick McLaughlin ...


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