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Matt Darriau Paradox Trio: Gambit: Brooklyn to Bulgaria

Read "Gambit: Brooklyn to Bulgaria" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Among multi-reedist Matt Darriau's many projects and collaborations his Paradox Trio stands out as a forum for his own creativity. Darriau is an alto man and clarinetist who has also mastered several Eastern European instruments such as the gaida (bagpipe) and Bulgarian wood flute or kaval. On this offering, he and his band are joined by kaval master Theodosii Spassov for a thrilling session that features instrumental virtuosity combined with rhythmic intensity. Electric guitarist Brad Shepik, five-string ...

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Matt Darriau Paradox Trio: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The Knitting Factory’s long time commitment to the “Jewish Alternative Movement” has spearheaded some bona fide gems of late, one of which is Source by Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio. Multi-reedman, Matt Darriau is one of the early proponents of melding jazz, Balkan/Mediterranean and klezmer music. Here, the Paradox Trio continue their cross-genre plight while serving up a highly entertaining potpourri of mainly traditional themes which annotate the provincial aspects of eastern territories.

Darriau’s composition, “Turkic” paints vivid imagery of perhaps ...


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