Craig Taborn: Piano
Joëlle Léandre: Double Bass
Mat Maneri: Viola
The meeting of three masterful string and keyboard players--Craig Taborn on piano, Joelle Leandre on double bass and Mat Maneri on viola--a Transatlantic chamber jazz trio recording live at Theatre Antoine Vitez in Ivry-sur Seine, France in 2022 for seven sublime conversations of innovative and imaginative exchanges; absolutely magnificent!
... "Improvisation", "free improvisation", "improvised music" ...any encounter with the higher frequencies of this music makes the terms we employ to name it slightly awkward. "Improvisation" a noun, a thing; "improvised" a past participle; "free" suggests something easy, maybe disconnected. There's no easy solution, but when listening to this music there should be a name that suggests its dynamism, its enduring reshaping, the way it shifts and grows in depth the more often we hear it. What is most striking here is the music's connectedness. It's music that's simultaneously becoming more connected and more unstuck the more often we hEAR it, music of great hEARt and great mind...
by Stuart Broomer