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Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille & Irene Schweizer: Trio 3 in Amsterdam

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Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille & Irene Schweizer Bimhuis Amsterdam October 19, 2009

Trio 3 comprises familiar faces on the European concert circuit. The group's earliest release was a concert appearance from the 1992 Swiss Willisau festival, and it has been making regular European tours ever since. Tonight Trio 3 appeared with Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer at Amsterdam's wonderful Bimhuis on the fourth date of a nine-venue European tour.

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Trio 3: Wha's Nine

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Altoist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille co-founded Trio 3 in 1988 but didn't record their first album Live in Willisau (Dizzim) until four years later, only releasing it in 1997. Wha's Nine, recorded live in Paris in October 2007 and only their fifth CD, is a gem of a document that helps fill out the group's slender discography. At the penultimate set of their four-night stand at Birdland in late July--a simultaneous CD ...

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Trio 3: Time Being

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These three men have been working together for some time, and the more time passes, the more obvious it becomes that they should go on doing so. If some list of arbitrary criteria that makes for stimulating improvised music were to be written up, these three would score highly. They display individual expression in abundance within a group context, for example, while it seems to be the case that these men bring their wealth of musical experience to bear on ...

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Trio 3: Open Ideas

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It would be hard to assemble a trio of more open- and high-minded jazz artists than Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman. These veterans of the avant-jazz wars, joining forces as Trio 3 on their third album since '97, combine musical excellence and compositional skills with a shared sensibility that's well summed up by the album's title, Open Ideas. Reggie Workman has long been one of the most technically gifted of all bassists, a brilliant player whose versatile style ...


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