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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Full of Surprises

Read "The Wee Trio: Full of Surprises" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Don't be fooled by the name. The members of the Wee Trio are normal-looking and normal-sized guys, their ambition if anything is deluxe, and their compositional scope virtually limitless. While such a moniker can only keep them humble--not that they'd seem to need the help--they've always kept an outsized willingness to follow fascinating ideas and embrace ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Wee +3

Read "Wee +3" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The Wee Trio delivered quite a bit of variety over the course of its first four albums. The first two--Capitol Diner, Vol. I (Bionic Records, 2008) and Capitol Diner, Vol. II: Animal Style (Bionic Records, 2010)--established the musical ground and syntax that are part and parcel of this three-way partnership; Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of Wee + 3, Plus Upcoming Tour Dates!

The Wee Trio Announces The Release Of Wee + 3, Plus Upcoming Tour Dates!

THE WEE TRIO Announces The Release of Wee + 3: James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass), and Jared Schonig (drums), Joined by Very Special Guests: Nicholas Payton, Nir Felder, and Fabian Almazán Available September 30, 2016 on Bionic Records. iTunes Pre-Order! Wee + 3 Tour Dates: Oct 22: Sunnyvale Performing Arts Center, Sunnyvale, CA ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Live at the Bistro

Read "Live at the Bistro" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

La bella copertina dell'ultimo CD del Wee Trio--in puro stile fumettistico pop art, alla Roy Lichtenstein, comprensivo di onomatopee--rappresenta i tre musicisti nell'atto di suonare. La musica poi è un'esperienza dinamica sfaccettata, in sintonia con le possibili declinazioni di una società in continuo movimento. L'accostamento tra pop art e Live at the Bistro -disco ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Loomis: On The Wee Trio and "Live At The Bistro"

Read "Dan Loomis: On The Wee Trio and "Live At The Bistro"" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

The Wee Trio, comprising Dan Loomis: bass; James Westfall: vibraphone; Jared Schonig: drums, are a band to keep looking out for. Having released four impressive albums already, including the recent, Live at the Bistro, their star continues to burn slowly--as all true stars are bound. The Wee Trio is a component of a new musical breed ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Wee Trio: Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective

Read "Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Vibraphonist James Westfall participated with several New Orleans-based musicians to cover the music of pop icon David Bowie and took the concept further by using this premise for The Wee Trio's third album. The band projects youthful vigor along the lines of The Bad Plus and Medeski, Martin & Wood; firmly rooted in the jazz vernacular, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Wee Trio On Tour In Support of "Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective"

The Wee Trio On Tour In Support of "Ashes To Ashes - A David Bowie Intraspective"

..."infectious ...raucous ...More, please." —The Boston Globe “an investigative vehicle which shakes with energy... inventive jazz which works on its own merits while retaining Bowie's spirit and self- assurance." —Audiophile Audition “Ashes to Ashes suggests that if you wash 30 years of glam off of Bowie, durable songs remain... there's plenty of adventure and invention in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sasha Masakowski and Musical Playground: Wishes

Read "Wishes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The field of female jazz vocals is somewhat bigger than 40 acres...like, a universe bigger. So congested is the musical ether with this flavor of jazz that it is nearly impossible for an artist to carve out a useful niche. Not that a niche is necessary, but it is nice to have some unifying element or ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sasha Masakowski and Musical Playground: Wishes

Read "Wishes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Growing up in the Big Easy can be a blessing or a burden. The musical streets of New Orleans were paved with the glorious sounds of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, second line parades, and brass bands galore, making it a heavenly place for those wishing to soak their ears in the sounds of jazz from ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Great Vibes: Nova NOLA and The Wee Trio

Read "Great Vibes: Nova NOLA and The Wee Trio" reviewed by J Hunter

Despite the current iteration of the “Jazz is Dead" riff, it is impossible to throw a rock without hitting one of the music's latest wave of horn players, reed players, keyboardists, bassists or drummers. The one area that lacks ground-breaking new personnel in 2010 is “mallets" (vibraphone and marimba), although every recent generation has had its ...


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