March-7th-2012, 09:57 AM
Trio M To Perform At Firehouse 12 + The Kitano In April
The all-star collective Trio M, featuring pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson, will celebrate the release of its second recording, The Guest House (Enja/Yellowbird), with two-set performances at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on April 6th and The Kitano in New York on April 7th.
The record, which officially hit the streets in February, features compositions by all three musicians, including pieces inspired by such diverse muses as the poetry of Rumi and Al-Jawahiri, the prose of Yvonne Vera, the comedy of Don Knotts and the music of Albert Ayler. Also included are selections written for the band’s 2010 collaboration with chef Paul Canales and a benefit concert for The Relay For Life.
“They’ve always been tight,” explains DownBeat reviewer Jim Macnie, “but this disc finds them bringing the interaction to a superb level.” The New York Times' Nate Chinen adds, “The Guest House, the group’s excellent second album, doesn’t feel tethered to any era or dialect. With compositions by all three members, it’s a crisp, engaging ride, variously roiling or reflective, with high-wire interplay at almost every turn.”
AllAboutJazz.com’s Troy Collins writes, “What makes this trio of equals unique is its ability to integrate disparate forms with a singularly organic sensibility. Liberally informed by past traditions and bolstered by spirited interplay, Melford, Dresser and Wilson’s thrillingly unpredictable performances update the venerable piano trio tradition with bold invention.”
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