Aruán Ortiz Trio: Serranias: Sketchbook For Piano TrioBy
Joined by bassist Brad Jones and drummer John Betsch here, the pianistic Picasso paints with an array of colors that runs from dark blues to light greys, stirring up turbulence and ominous atmospheres. Shadows fall everywhere, shafts of light beaming through, with a fragmented, sometimes fractious trio dynamic that suits the music, sharpening the Ortiz edginess.
Serranias: Sketchbook for Piano Trio, is Ortiz' sixth outing for Intakt Records. He is thriving there. This is his most adventurous recording. The word "sketchbook" in the title says, we can guess, something about the looseness, the level of wide-open improvisation involved, the devil-may-care, let-us-go-for-it trio approach.
Shaw 'Nuff (Siento Un Bombo); En Forma De Guajira; Memorias Del Monte; Los Tres Golpes; Canto De Tambores Y Caracoles; Huellas (Interlude I); Serranias; Black Like Thunderstone (one); Like A Changui (Montuno); ...And Shadows (Interlude II); Lullaby For The End Times.
Aruán Ortiz: piano; Brad Jones: bass; John Betsch: drums.
Title: Serranias: Sketchbook For Piano Trio | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: Intakt Records
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