Content by tag "Trio 3"

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Edgefest 2016

Read "Edgefest 2016" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

One of the most consistently satisfying festivals in the USA, or for that matter anywhere, can be found in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where each fall, a superb lineup of innovative international performers produce music of significance over a four-day period. The appropriately named Edgefest, for the music has always been on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trio 3: Visiting Texture

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For a band whose moniker puts such emphasis on the number of its participants, another release featuring the core threesome of saxophonist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Andrew Cyrille has been a long time coming. Not since the outstanding Time Being (Intakt, 2007) in fact, with subsequent albums matching them with an eye catching ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oran Etkin: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

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Those looking to preview some of the most interesting jazz offerings due to arrive in any given year know that New York's Winter Jazzfest is the place to do it. For more than a decade, this annual January happening has had its finger on the pulse of the jazz world, giving the press, the fans, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oliver Lake / William Parker: To Roy

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Bassist William Parker has formed productive liaisons with some wonderfully expressive alto saxophone players in the past--Rob Brown and Jemeel Moondoc both spring to mind. But To Roy represents his first time on record with Oliver Lake, best known as a third of Trio 3 and a quarter of the World Saxophone Quartet. They recorded their ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by John Sharpe

Here are twelve new releases which stood out from those I heard this year, in no special order.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Slippery Rock
(Hot Cup Records)

Leader and bassist Moppa Elliott's songwriting talents haven't deserted him: his charts, named after small Pennsylvania towns, are bursting at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Trio 3 + Jason Moran: Refraction - Breakin' Glass

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If ever there was a threesome that hankered after being a quartet, it's Trio 3. Though working as a self-contained unit since 1986, pianists have often supplemented the core triumvirate, and in fact one has augmented each of the group's previous three recordings. Now Jason Moran fills the piano stool on Refraction--Breakin' Glass, adding to an ...

Oliver Lake / Christian Weber / Dieter Ulrich: All Decks

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So successful was the off-the-cuff meeting that produced For A Little Dancin' (Intakt, 2010) that American reedman Oliver Lake once again renewed acquaintance with the Swiss pairing of drummer Dieter Ulrich and bassist Christian Weber at Zurich's unerhört Festival. But this time out they rang the changes by adding German trombonist Nils Wogram. So far so ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival, NYC, Days 6-7: June 16-17, 2012

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17th Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 16-17, 2012

Chapter Index June 16: Steve Swell Quintet / Trio 3 / Jason Kao Hwang Burning Bridge

June 17: Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House / Burnt Sugar Holy Ghost & Fire / Rob Brown/Daniel ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival, Days 3-5: New York City, NY, June 13-15, 2012

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17th Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 11-17, 2012

Wednesday night at the Vision Festival was given over to the celebration of a lifetime of achievement by multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee, a deserving and popular choice. In presenting him with the envelope (presumably holding a check), ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival, Days 1-2: June 11-12, 2012

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17th Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
Brooklyn, NY

June 11-17, 2012

For the 17th annual Vision Festival, organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker and her team had assembled one of strongest lineups in many years. Alongside many luminaries of the New York free jazz firmament, including accomplished working bands ...