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Rich Thompson: Less is More

Read "Less is More" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer and educator Rich Thompson's third release as a leader Less is More, on the Seattle based Origin records, is a suave mix of quintessential hard bop standards; show tunes and a couple of originals that is full of delightful group dynamics and individual virtuosity. Thompson leads his quartet with a relaxed confidence and impeccable dexterity ...

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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 ...