4

Simetrio: Simetrio

Eyal Hareuveni By

Sign in to view read count
Simetrio: Simetrio The debut release from Chilean piano trio Simetrío has its own fresh aesthetic. This trio does not want to be cornered as another Latin jazz outfit but seeks to create its own repertoire free of any genre boundaries.

The trio have been working since 2009 but bassist Marcelo Córdova and pianist Lautaro Quevedo, the composers of the trio original material, began working together in the nineties as session musicians in the United Arab Emirates. The trio refer to pianists Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea Egberto Gismonti}} and Enrico Pieranunzzi as major influences.

True to the trio's artistic ethos the compositions don't surrender to typical descriptions. There is a lyrical, light touch in Quevedo's playing—particularly on his own compositions, "Encuentro" and "Pasaje en el tiempo," but the tight rhythm section of Córdova and drummer Carlos Cortés always keep the tension up. Even the Latin elements that are apparent in some of the compositions such as "El ataque" or "Lost Waltz" surrender to the driving interplay of the trio.

The first eight compositions on this release were penned by Quevedo and the last four by Córdova. The latter compositions further emphasize the trio's tight rhythmic interplay and their Latin inflections, especially on "Fe de hierro" where the trio is augmented by percussionist Cristian Moraga. Córdova gently leads the lyrical "El Faro" and the brief, elegiac "Impresión," which are the most beautiful compositions on this recording.

A promising and unique trio.


Track Listing: Camino; Encuentro; El ataque; Lost Waltz; Jazziete; Pasaje en el tiempo; Azul; Toulouse; Converso; Fe de hierro; El Faro; Impresión.

Personnel: Lautaro Quevedo: piano; Marcelo Córdova: double bass; Carlos Cortés: drums; Cristian Moraga: percussion (10); Osvaldo Barrios: programming (11).

Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Discos Pendiente


Related Video

Shop

More Articles

Read Acceptance CD/LP/Track Review Acceptance
by Tyran Grillo
Published: February 26, 2017
Read The Wild CD/LP/Track Review The Wild
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 26, 2017
Read This Is Nate Najar CD/LP/Track Review This Is Nate Najar
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 26, 2017
Read Joy Comes Back CD/LP/Track Review Joy Comes Back
by James Nadal
Published: February 26, 2017
Read Apocalypse CD/LP/Track Review Apocalypse
by Julian Derry
Published: February 26, 2017
Read The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door CD/LP/Track Review The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 25, 2017
Read "Binary" CD/LP/Track Review Binary
by Dave Wayne
Published: January 5, 2017
Read "The Joy of Being" CD/LP/Track Review The Joy of Being
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 1, 2017
Read "Nearness And You, Duets and Improvisations" CD/LP/Track Review Nearness And You, Duets and Improvisations
by John Sharpe
Published: November 16, 2016
Read "Live At The Open Gate" CD/LP/Track Review Live At The Open Gate
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 13, 2016
Read "Border Crossing" CD/LP/Track Review Border Crossing
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 28, 2016
Read "Happy Madness" CD/LP/Track Review Happy Madness
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: January 7, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: Jazz Near You | GET IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!