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Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook Volume 2

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With The King Crimson Songbook Volume 1, (DGM Live, 2005), the Crimson Jazz Trio reinvigorated some of the best tunes from one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all. The trio's drummer, Ian Wallace, played with King Crimson in the 1970s and was crucial to the sound of their fourth album, Islands (Island, 1971), while pianist Jody Nardone and bassist Tim Landers are clearly fans of the band and together the three musicians form a tightly knit ensemble. ...

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Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook Volume Two

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It's nothing new to take contemporary popular music and interpret it in a jazz context, but few groups are formed around the singular premise of exploring just one group. The Crimson Jazz Trio (CJ3)--pianist Jody Nardone, bassist Tim Landers and drummer Ian Wallace (the trio's formative drive and direct link to King Crimson, playing on the often undervalued Islands (Island, 1971))--hit relative pay dirt with The King Crimson Songbook Volume One (DGM Live, 2005). Wallace's unexpected passing in February, 2007 ...

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The Crimson Jazz Trio: The King Crimson Songbook Volume One

Read "The King Crimson Songbook Volume One" reviewed by John Kelman

With all manner of jazz musicians reinventing the music of contemporary pop artists today, it's inevitable that somebody would decide to take a close look at the cream of progressive rock, reinventing it in a more decidedly jazz context. If artists like Brad Mehldau can reshape Radiohead, then why not re-examine King Crimson, a seminal influence?

Enter Ian Wallace, drummer for the Crimson incarnation that released Islands (Island, 1971). While on tour in 2004 with 21st Century Schizoid Band--a group ...


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