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WHO Trio: Less Is More

Read "Less Is More" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The piano jazz trio is by now a familiar form--maybe too familiar. Many are already attuned to the standards-style trio (which may also cover modern pop tunes), and the free jazz trio (which is neither tethered to melody nor anchored in jazz sensibilities. But expectations need to be set aside when WHO Trio plays. The descriptive ...

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Who Trio: The Current Underneath

Read "The Current Underneath" reviewed by Ty Cumbie

This new Who Trio (Michel Wintsch, Gerry Hemingway, Banz Oester) recording is a pastiche of improvised and written, live and studio pieces. As a free improviser, pianist Wintsch often opts for moody, drifting chords, melody percolating out of a gently boiling ground--too edgy to be New Age, not happy enough to be smooth jazz. His compositions ...