This improvising trio assembles one drummer who toured with Anthony Braxton back in the 1980s with a saxophonist and a pianist who spent those years touring the hallways of their respective schools. They are united in their disinclination to let their instruments’ histories dictate what they’ll do with them. This concert recording, which dates from that moment in autumn 2020 before the cases ramped back up and the clubs shut back down, explores combinations of pure and impure sounds which evolve from amplified factory-like clatter to baleful late-night reveries. There are long passages where it’s easy to forget that instruments are involved, but never a moment when one wouldn’t want to listen.
Erb/Mayas/Hemingway Trio - VETO-EXCHANGE 018
Cassette & digital Album
A feast of a decision
An agreement of palates
A reason for grappa
A very interesting album. At a few places I keep asking myself: Was this composed by Arnold Schönberg (or his disciples)? Anyway, I'm all for skilled musicians exploring the boundary (if one exists) between jazz and classical. Thumbs up! jyrki63