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Vector Trio: Nomina

Read "Nomina" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Improvised music tends to be divisive, alienating those who need the life belt of recognizable tunes and attracting those who see drama in the leap into the void. The challenge with improvised music is in creating the right doses of tension and release. There is certainly plenty of tension in this trio's language, and science-fiction horror permeates their music as much as the influence of the more experimental bands who spliced jazz, rock, world rhythms and electronics in the late ...

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Take Five With Scott Forrey

Read "Take Five With Scott Forrey" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Scott Forrey: Scott Forrey has played trumpet with jazz, funk, Latin, and avant-garde bands for more that 30 years. He was both a student and faculty member at Berklee College of Music in the 1980s, where he studied improvisation with saxophonist George Garzone and bassist Miroslav Vitous.

Among his interests are composition, arranging and scoring film, digital recording technology, and collaborating with poets and other artists. In 1999 Scott contributed to the score of the independent British ...

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The Vector Trio: Paths Unknown

Read "Paths Unknown" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Paths Unknown is the result of an improvised studio session by the Vector Trio, without overdubs. Trumpeter Scott Forrey employs loops and a plugged-in horn, and the music elicits notions of an outside jazz session by trumpeter John Hassell, coupled with the free-form side of late-'60s electric Miles Davis. The rhythm section generates a bouncy, groove-laden pulse, topped off with asymmetrical and offbeat digressions. Forrey's oscillating lines feature wah-wah-ish voicings and raspy choruses, often treated with echoing loops and soaring ...


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