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Trinity: Breaking the Mold

Read "Breaking the Mold" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Trinity è un quartetto che come Supersilent, Atomic, The Thing riunisce improvvisatori di gran classe che sanno forgiare musica tellurica caratterizzata da indipendenza e originalità. Vero leader di questa formazione è Kietil Moster, ex sassofonista dei Core, che dopo alcuni anni trascorsi in Sudafrica e frequentazioni rock/hardcore con Datarock è tornato, ormai da qualche tempo, al jazz. Registrazione live, colta nel ...

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AMM with John Butcher: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Nic Jones

The amorphous unit that is AMM has been refining--and indeed redefining--a sound for as long as it's been in existence, and there's no reason to believe that the process this implies is likely to ever stop evolving. This does of course render John Butcher's presence here as perhaps anomalous, but there are no musical reasons to ...

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John Moulder: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by John Kelman

one can overstate the importance of parallel careers, it's hard to avoid touching on the subject with John Moulder. The ordained priest has also managed an active musical career in Chicago as a guitarist--most notably as a member of ex-Pat Metheny Group drummer Paul Wertico's trio for the past twelve years. It's easy to forget his ...

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Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by George Harris

Along with the maternal instincts of Nnenna Freelon and Carmen Lundy, add Barbara Montgomery, who delayed a singing career to raise a family. Chalk one up for motherhood, as this CD of originals and '70s compositions reflects a woman with something to offer.

Equipped with a husky voice (think Benny Carter's alto with lyrics), ...

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Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Trinity is an ambitious affair. It definitely takes some gumption to fashion an album from five originals and works by Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, and Cahn/Styne and hope that it will all hold together. Oh, and did I mention there is a song in French, too?

Surprisingly, Philadelphia-based vocalist Barbara Montgomery and ...

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Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Trinity is a very dramatic and theatrical effort that thematically strives to present all aspects of the human spirit, both positive and negative. Singer Barbara Montgomery has a dramatic and theatrical presentation, and her smoky voice is a fine way to deliver her messages on many of these mournful songs. One can easily describe her as ...

Mat Maneri: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Understatement and subtlety are rare commodities in music. Of course, they also demand more from the listener. Mat Maneri's new solo disc, Trinity, features spare, careful playing--and the results are ecstatically beautiful. One has the feeling from listening to this record that Maneri has tapped into a higher power and chosen to channel the energies earthward. ...

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Mat Maneri: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Modernist and improvising raconteur, violinist Mat Maneri opts for the solo route on this newly released effort, titled Trinity. No doubt, you’d better be good in order to sustain continual interest during a sixty-minute solo performance. Hence, such is the case here as the violinist takes on compositions by frequent collaborator, guitarist Joe Morris, Eric Dolphy ...

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Joe McPhee: Trinity

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Even for Joe McPhee, Trinity is a far-ranging record. He writes in the liner notes (genuinely, I'm sure) that in this spare trio setting, “the area I wanted to work became more defined." In fact, that area is about as broad as you can possibly imagine. McPhee delivers animalistic howls, plaintive melodies, and bluesy ramble, each ...

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Mat Maneri: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Listening to Mat Maneri’s solo outing Trinity, one often finds one's imagination working overtime. The 32 year old violinist, son of jazz legend Joe Maneri, explores his unique vision of free chamber jazz without the aid of collaborators--leaving wide-open spaces for the listener to fill in.

Maneri, a child prodigy, began a classical career only to ...