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Trio 3 + Irene Schweizer: Berne Concert (Intakt)

New York free jazz Trio 3 (Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille) meets European pianist Irene Schweizer in a balanced and remarkable set of original compositions.

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UPC: 7640120191504

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT150
Squidco Product Code: 11166

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded November 23, 2007 at Taktlos Berne except "R. I. Exchange 1" recorded November 24, 2007, Unerhort! Rote Fabrik Zurich. Recorded by Willy Strehler. Mixed by Willy Strehler at Studio Klangdach, Guntershausen, Switzerland.


Irene Schweizer-Piano

Reggie Workman-Bass

Andrew Cyrille-Drums

Oliver Lake-Alto Saxophone

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track listing:

1. Flow (Lake) 8:51

2. R. I. Exchange 1 (Schweizer, Workman) 4:54

3. Aubade (Cyrille) 12:05

4. Phrases (Schweizer, Lake) 5:36

5. Ballad of the Silf (Workman) 9:04

6. Timbral Interplay (Schweizer, Cyrille) 6:26

7. WSLC (Workman, Schweizer, Lake, Cyrille) 13:48

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Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Trio Recordings
Quartet Recordings

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"What we get to hear on this album is a transatlantic encounter that casts an up-to-date yet historical light on many relations and cross-links. The African-American jazz community of New York has formed the drummer Andrew Cyrille, the saxophonist Oliver Lake and the bassist Reggie Workman; and they have rewarded this environment with important stimuli - e.g. as peers of artists like John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp. As a pioneer of the European jazz piano, Irene Schweizer is also part of this history. She has already worked with Andrew Cyrille twenty years ago. It is wonderful to hear how relaxed they improvise on this CD. Virtuosity is barely an issue - it is unpretentiously presumed. So this is really about the balance of sound, energy and rhythm, about solos, duos and trios - and quartet formations that allow individual qualities to unfold. It is fascinating how the well-rehearsed trio opens up to the guest to allow the voices to unfurl and to connect. Irene Schweizer's agility to integrate into the trio is very persuasive, and she delivers enriching ornaments and insertions in the composed pieces in a way one rarely hears."-Intakt

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"Reginald "Reggie" Workman (born June 26, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American avant-garde jazz and hard bop double bassist, recognized for his work with both John Coltrane and Art Blakey.

Workman was a member of jazz groups led by Gigi Gryce, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter and Red Garland. In 1961, Workman joined the John Coltrane Quartet, replacing Steve Davis. He was present for the saxophonist's Live at the Village Vanguard sessions, and also recorded with a second bassist (Art Davis) on the 1961 album, Ol Coltrane. After a European tour, Workman left Coltrane's group at the end of the year. Workman also played with James Moody, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann and Thelonious Monk. He has recorded with Archie Shepp, Lee Morgan and David Murray.

He is currently a professor at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, and is a member of the group, Trio 3, with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille."

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