TRIO 3

Avant-Garde Jazz / 21st Century Modern • United States
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This ALL-STAR TRIO of OLIVER LAKE, REGGIE WORKMAN and ANDREW CYRILLE appeals to a broad spectrum without watering anything down, mainly because these legendary musicians, all virtuosos on their instruments, have uncanny communication with one another on the bandstand. This communication is maintained with the addition of occasional Special Guests like Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, and especially GERI ALLEN, who recorded with Trio 3 on their critically-acclaimed CD Wha's Nine, and toured with them in 2010 on their 100th Birthday Tribute to the great Mary Lou Williams, a great program for any year.

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TRIO 3 Encounter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encounter
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
TRIO 3 Open Ideas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Open Ideas
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
TRIO 3 Time Being album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time Being
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
TRIO 3 At This Time (with Geri Allen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At This Time (with Geri Allen)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
TRIO 3 Refraction – Breakin' Glass (with Jason Moran) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Refraction – Breakin' Glass (with Jason Moran)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
TRIO 3 Wiring (with Vijay Iyer) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Wiring (with Vijay Iyer)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
TRIO 3 Visiting Texture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Visiting Texture
21st Century Modern 2017

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TRIO 3 Live In Willisau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Willisau
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TRIO 3 Wha's Nine - Live At The Sunset album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wha's Nine - Live At The Sunset
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
TRIO 3 Berne Concert (with Irene Schweizer) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Berne Concert (with Irene Schweizer)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
TRIO 3 Celebrating Mary Lou Williams - Live At Birdland New York (with Geri Allen) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celebrating Mary Lou Williams - Live At Birdland New York (with Geri Allen)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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TRIO 3 Wiring (with Vijay Iyer)

Album · 2014 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Trio 3 is a collective made up of veteran sax player Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille, formed in the late 90s for playing at European jazz festivals. In the beginning of the new century they found their home at the Swiss Intakt label, which regularly releases their music up to today.

Lately the trio has adapted an interesting format, playing with guest pianists, a different one on each studio album (they started playing with Irène Schweizer, and continued with Gerri Allen and Jason Moran). Here on "Wiring", their new guest is rising US star Vijay Iyer. For European listeners, Vijay is well known by his series of excellent contemporary/world fusion releases on the German ACT label, and his ECM solo debut this year.

Oliver Lake is one of the BAG (Black Artists Group, organization similar to AACM) founders and a key figure in New York's 70s loft jazz scene. Reggie Workman has played with John Coltrane and Art Blakey among many others. Andrew Cyrille is best known as one of Cecil Taylor's band members. So no big surprise that Trio 3 plays advanced improvisational jazz, covering decades of its evolution. All of them (and particularly Oliver Lake) are too large of figures to stay just co-members of this project, so generally all the music on here is played by this Lake-led trio, but with plenty of possibilities for the younger Iyer to participate, fortunately he has enough space and freedom for that.

Still very much Lake's album, it represents his stronger side as a blues and hard bop rooted free improviser with attention to melody and structure. all of these songs all are well-made and executed, and sound fresh enough and non-boring even on an almost 70-minute long album. The rhythms and moods change to avoid sameness,the only problem is some sense direction-less which starts to be noticable during the second half of the album. Better editing and probably some shortening of the album length would help to make it more dynamic and inspired.

In all, very competent modern sounding music with deep roots, one of the better jazz releases this year.

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