Zorn’s Simulacrum in New York, Reviewed

Source: Red Hook Star-Revue.

Simulacrum is a great power trio, for sure, but also falls oddly into the genre of “organ trio.” While it’s hard to stack this band up against the funkiness of Jimmy Smith or Charles Earland (or even the band’s own John Medeski from MMW), it was rather exciting to see this classic instrumentation deliver such a hard-driving, heavy, and occasionally overbearing sound – a great update as to the versatility of this simple instrumentation, and a great addition to the possibilities of what these groups have the possibility of sounding like.