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DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love

Read "DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Quick, name a jazz-rock trio fronted by a dazzling virtuoso keyboardist and a prodigiously talented electric guitarist that plays in a hyper-aggressive no-holds-barred style which combines edgy free improv with a heavy '70s rock sound. If you answered “the original Tony Williams' Lifetime" you aren't alone. One current trio actively probing the outer reaches of jazz and rock using the keys / guitar / drums format is the British / Belgian / American trio douBt. Though keyboardist Alex Maguire, unlike ...

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DouBt: Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love

Read "Mercy, Pity, Peace & Love" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Unbridled anticipation may be a good way of prefacing the listening experience, given this trio's efficacious 2009 outing, Never Pet a Burning Dog (MoonJune). Once again, keyboardist Alex Maguire, guitarist Michel Delville and drummer Tony Bianco imprint their collective fusion of disparate genres spanning progressive rock, avant-improvisational adventurism, jazz, and renegade rock fare amid nods to guitarist Jimi Hendrix and the psychedelic era. They even toss in some socio-political musings on the sleek, groove-based opener, “There is a War Going ...


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