Post Tagged with: "The Wee Trio"

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

Already, we’ve seen the blues and jazz genres enlivened by a series of out-of-nowhere surprises that included Little Feat, Wes Montgomery (yes, Wes Montgomery!) and Bonnie Raitt

The Wee Trio – Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (2012)

A finely judged treatment of David Bowie’s music, done without hewing too closely to the old sides — and without fear of going too deep into his catalog for material.

The Wee Trio – Capitol Diner Vol. 2 Animal Style (2010)

by Pico “The world’s most vicious vibes-led threesome” That was the big impression I was left with from the self-described “post-punk jazz trio with vibraphone,” aka the Wee Trio, back when they released their debut record in the late summer of 2008. Capitol Diner Vol. 1 was hell-bent on busting up long-held conventions about how a vibe-led group was supposedRead More

The Best of 2008, Part 2: Traditional & Modern Jazz

The Best of 2008, Part 2: Traditional & Modern Jazz

by Pico Yesterday was a look back at what I thought were the best mainstream music releases of 2008. Now it’s time for the installment of this year’s “Best Of” series that’s my main bread and butter: straight ahead jazz. More records of that sort were covered in this space than the other music styles, so naturally, it’s going toRead More

The Wee Trio – Capitol Diner Vol. 1 (2008)

The Wee Trio – Capitol Diner Vol. 1 (2008)

“The best post-punk jazz trio with vibraphone ever.” That’s the bold declaration you’ll find when you click on the link at the bottom of this article to purchase their CD. It’s also very hard to argue with that statement. James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (acoustic bass) and Jared Schonig (drums) make up this intriguing combination of which to my knowledgeRead More