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Jon Stickley Trio: Scripting the Flip

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Mere flips are child's play to the Jon Stickley Trio; their performances are more the equivalent of tumbling somersaults and almost physically-impossible stunt dives. Scripting the Flip shows that their intricate jigsaw-puzzle pieces are as painstakingly well-scripted as ever, though never to the point of suffocating their chemistry and in-the-moment playfulness. With new-ish drummer Hunter Deacon having had a solid couple of years to settle in with Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett, leading up to this recording, the affair shows an ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jon Stickley Trio: Lost at Last

Read "Lost at Last" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Intricacy and virtuosity can so often turn listeners away if they get excessive, but the Jon Stickley Trio finds that sweet spot where it never sounds awkward. They specialize in a stylistic mishmosh based around (but hardly limited to) folk, jazz and bluegrass, hooky and melodic enough to make any instrumental flash feel like an afterthought. When the melodies don't do that job, the sheer fun factor does. Lost at Last is a cracking album that sizzles with energy even ...


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