AMN Reviews: Brian Groder Trio – Luminous Arcs [Latham Records]

One of the traditional attractions of the pianoless jazz trio is the room it allows for harmonic and melodic inventiveness, absent a chording instrument. The Brian Groder Trio, a trio of trumpet/flugelhorn, double bass, and drums, is no traditional jazz trio, but it does take advantage of the format in ways that both recall and go beyond the harmonic freedom of other pianoless trios.

Luminous Arcs is the third release for the group, which in addition to Groder includes double bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Jay Rosen. Their experience together tells, as the tightly integrated playing on display on all eleven tracks gives evidence of a well-developed chemistry. Groder and Bisio work particularly well together and provide fine contrapuntal playing on Spanglin, on the free-fugue introduction to the moody ballad Until Eyes Met, and throughout Smoored. On Bonds of Now, a duet for trumpet and drums, Rosen’s relentless, free-pulse drumming coils tautly around Groder’s line until Groder drops out to let Rosen finish alone. Bisio gets a brief solo piece with Pirr, which balances on strummed chords and tart harmonies.

Adding to the album’s audio pleasure is the verbal pleasure of the vivid imagery and wryly kaleidoscopic observations of poet Randee Silv’s Wordslabs, which serve as an appropriate liner note to this ultimately poetic music.

http://briangroder.com/

Daniel Barbiero

Coming up from RUCMA

From NY’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

MONDAY
December 28
PLENTY OF HORN
7:30 PM
Ray Anderson Trio
Ray Anderson – Trombone
Mark Helias – Bass / Gerald Cleaver – Drums

9:00 PM
Michael Attias Quartet
Michael Attias – Sax / Ralph Alessi – Tmp
Tom Rainey – Drms / Sean Conly – Bass

10:30 PM
Matt Lavelle – Trumpet
Bern Nix – Guitar / Francois Grillot – Bass

Next Week
MONDAY
January 4
7PM
Francois Grillot’s French Contraband
Francois Grillot – Bass
Steve Swell – Trumpet /Daniel Levin – Cello
Claire de Brunner – Bassoon / Jay Rosen – Drums

8PM
Patricia & William Parker Duo
Patriia Nicholson Parker – Dance & Words
William Parker – Bass

9PM
James Carney Group
James Carney – Keys
Others TBA

10PM
Trio Iffy
Chris Speed – Sax & Clarinet
Jamie Saft – Keys / Ben Perowsky – Drums

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DMG Newsletter August 7th, 2009

From DMG:

John Hollenbeck! Two from Henry Kaiser! Paul Motian Trio 2000 2! DJ Spooky Matt Shipp Trio DVD! Donny McCaslin! Yitzhak Yedid!

Jon Hemmersam/Dave Liebman! Chris Corsano! Eddie Prevost/Courtis/Bruce Russell/Mattin! John Cage DVD-A!

Mirage! Turning Point! and more Important Archival Jazz Discs from the UK Vocalion Label!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!
Featuring Ted Daniel on trumpet, Richard Pierce on bass & Jay Rosen on drums!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm:
THINK SHADOW featuring
MICHAEL ATTIAS & SEAN CONLY – Amazing New Sax & Bass Duo!

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

Sunday, Septembr 13th at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS & SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
Amazing Free/Jazz Sax & Contrabass Duo!

Sunday, September 20th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & JASON STEIN!
Two Colossal Bass Clarinetists in a Rare Duet!

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

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