With or without the fourth player, the Core Trio exemplify what free jazz sounds like when the minds behind it are set free.
Something Else! exclusive stream: Michael Carvin Experience, “Night In Tunisia” from Flash Forward (2014)
It’s clear from “Night In Tunisia” that Michael Carvin is the Bill Parcells of drums.
This says a lot about what the ex-Toto drummer hopes to accomplish on his own.
Uncommonly fresh and quietly inventive, Inward Looking Outward breathes new life into the venerable ol’ piano trio without having to step outside to achieve that. A rare achievement, to be sure.
She remains a wonder of range and sassy interpretation.
Played with grace, fire and the knowledge of how much of both to deliver.
Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.
This is what free playing is all about.
Earlier this year, outlier saxophonist Johnny Butler made an EP titled Raise It Up, pulling most everything from the pantry and throwing it into a logic board-laden blender.
This improvised music supergroup is truly a democratic musical commune.