Sunday, 12 September 2010

Ben Monder Trio - Dust (1997)

Just love this record; what a great trio!
Ben Monder (guitar), Jim Black (drums) and Ben Street (bass).
It will certainly appeal to fans of Bill Frisell or John Abercrombie.

Trio records can go one of two ways: they either become a showcase for one particular player's overwhelming talent or a dynamic conversation between three equally talented and thematically in-tune musicians.
"Dust" definitely falls in the latter category.
This isn't Monder's show per se; all three players push and pull the songs in varying directions, following no real leader.

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Ben Goldberg - Twelve Minor (1998)

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg gain some recognition by playing in the New Klezmer Trio, in the early 90's.
Throughout his career, he has played with many well-known musicians suh as Andrew Hill, Myra Melford, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Roswell Rudd, Wayne Horvitz, Don Byron, Ellery Eskelin, Zeena Parkins, Mark Dresser, Cuong Vu, Marty Ehrlich or Trevor Dunn, who also plays on this record.
Hope you like it!