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TRIO 3 (lake/workman/cyrille)

TRIO 3(lake/workman/cyrille)/BIO TRIO 3 is a band where Music is the Leader. This unconventional collaboration of internationally- recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (multi- reeds), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), formed to centralize the members creative energies, promoting a single governing principle - Organized Improvisation. Each is a distinct soloist but it’s definitely an unadulterated group-based effort. Open to the infinite possibilities, TRIO 3 mixes and explores different colors, transversing the whole vocabulary of jazz, taking the music to the future.

Collectively, TRIO 3 spans over 130 years of jazz history having played with pivotal artists of jazz and modern music including John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Herbie Mann, Art Blakey, The World Saxophone Quartet, Lou Reed, Richard Muhal Abrams, Cecil Taylor and more

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trio 3 (Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake): Visiting Texture

Read "Visiting Texture" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Ecco l'ennesimo capitolo della pregnante avventura del Trio 3, iniziata una trentina di anni fa con l'incontro di questi titani della musica e dell'improvvisazione contemporanea. Personalità forti, che nell'incontro hanno saldato una sintonia matura fin dal primo momento, ma nel corso del tempo sempre più organica e dialettica, tra libertà e rigore. Vengono alla ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille & Irene Schweizer: Trio 3 in Amsterdam

Read "Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille & Irene Schweizer: Trio 3 in Amsterdam" reviewed by John Sharpe

Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille & Irene Schweizer Bimhuis Amsterdam October 19, 2009 Trio 3 comprises familiar faces on the European concert circuit. The group's earliest release was a concert appearance from the 1992 Swiss Willisau festival, and it has been making regular European tours ever since. Tonight ...

Wha's Nine

Label: Marge
Released: 2008
Track listing: Gazzelloni; Amreen; ZC; Come on Home, Baby; Willow Song; Striation; Wha's Nine; Hasan.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trio 3: Wha's Nine

Read "Wha's Nine" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Altoist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille co-founded Trio 3 in 1988 but didn't record their first album Live in Willisau (Dizzim) until four years later, only releasing it in 1997. Wha's Nine, recorded live in Paris in October 2007 and only their fifth CD, is a gem of a document that helps ...

Time Being

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: A Chase; Medea; Tight Rope; Equilateral; Lope; Time Was; Playing For Keeps; Given (The Whirlwind); Time Being; Special People.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trio 3: Time Being

Read "Time Being" reviewed by Nic Jones

These three men have been working together for some time, and the more time passes, the more obvious it becomes that they should go on doing so. If some list of arbitrary criteria that makes for stimulating improvised music were to be written up, these three would score highly. They display individual expression in abundance within ...

Open Ideas

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1. Casino (Cyrille) - 6:28 2. Hooray for Herbie (Waldron) - 6:27 3. Open Ideas (Cyrille/Lake/Workman) - 5:46 4. Y2 Chaos (Workman) - 5:24 5. Prophet's Path (Workman) - 8:14 6. Valley Sketch (Lake) - 3:50 7. Willow Song (Workman) - 4:24 8. 5-4-3-2 (Cyrille) - 6:05 9. Dance 2 (Lake) - 3:57

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trio 3: Open Ideas

Read "Open Ideas" reviewed by Joel Roberts

It would be hard to assemble a trio of more open- and high-minded jazz artists than Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman. These veterans of the avant-jazz wars, joining forces as Trio 3 on their third album since '97, combine musical excellence and compositional skills with a shared sensibility that's well summed up by the ...


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