TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: InformalJazz Trio On Vinyl LP!
TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics in the April 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
The great saxophonist Joe Lovano has appeared on a number of ECM recordings over the last four decades, including much-loved albums with Paul Motian, Steve Kuhn and John Abercrombie. Trio Tapestry is his first as a leader for the label, introducing a wonderful new group and music of flowing lyricism, delicate texture, and inspired interplay. Lovano and pianist Marilyn Crispell are in accord at an advanced level inside its structures. Marilyn has such a beautiful sound and touch and vocabulary, Joe enthuses. Drummer Carmen Castaldi, a Lovano associate of long-standing, also responds to the trio environment with sensitivity, subtly embellishing and detailing the pieces. Lovano: We play together like an orchestra, creating an amazing tapestry. I brought in the material, but theres an equal weight of contribution, creating music within the music, and harmonizing it in a really special way. Trio Tapestry was recorded at New Yorks Sear Sound studio in March 2018, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
"...Lovano displays an expressive beauty and sensitive lyricism on Trio tapestry... Producer and engineer Manfred Eicher meticulously captures the subtlety of the trio's nuanced interplay... " - Dan Ouellette, The Absolute Sound, April 2019
• Vinyl LP
• Made in Germany
Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone, tarogato, gongs
Marilyn Crispell, piano
Carmen Castaldi, drums, percussion
1. One Time In
2. Seeds Of Change
3. Razzle Dazzle
4. Sparkle Lights
1. Piano/Drum Episode
2. Gong Episode
3. Rare Beauty
4. Spirit Lake
6. The Smiling Dog