review of trio libero and it is currently available from the big river and others ...
"Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”
Dot, not Feather.
Last edited by charles t; 02-03-12 at 21:05.
Courtney Pine's Europa were very good when I saw them in the summer, although one or two of the solos suffered slightly from "longer, faster, higher equals better" syndrome. It looks like a good double bill. I'd be fascinated to hear Seb Rochford playing in a relatively conventional acoustic jazz format: I've generally liked his drumming but not the bands he was in.
Oh, and Odean's List is indeed excellent.
If and when you listen to the ECM Trio Libero disc...well, there are times when you might think out loud:
(Dare I Speak His Name?)
(per: Enrico Pieranunzi).
Last edited by charles t; 02-03-12 at 02:23.
I heard Courtney Pine on Friday, when he was performing a lunchtime concert and masterclass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was playing soprano throughout and said that he intended to concentrate on it for the next couple of years. So the double bill with Andy Sheppard might be one of the last chances to hear Europa in their current form, as it's a product of Pine's time specialising in bass clarinet.
Tommy Smith sat in for one tune during Friday's concert: wonder if there's any chance of Pine and Sheppard sharing the stage at some point in London?