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A passionate record of open improvised music from the trio of reedist Vlady Bystrov, flutist Helen Bledsoe and pianist Alexey Lapin, merging improvised and post-modern classical music in unique ways to tell an organic story that surprises and delights.

Bystrov, Vlady / Helen Bledsoe / Alexey Lapin

Bystrov, Vlady / Helen Bledsoe / Alexey Lapin: Trioloque (Leo)

Label: Leo    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Vlady Bystrov plays clarinets, Helen Bledsoe flute and Alexey Lapin piano, and what they concoct together is nothing short of amazing: an abstract, light, open-textured, sophisticated, subtle mix of genres that shift between jazz and free improv and new music and modern classical, creating stories full of wonder and surprise, gentle yet with conflict, like a fight among people who love each other, tension arises, dissonance flares up, yet somehow deep down the sense of harmony remains undisturbed, even if you can't anticipate what's coming next, what the reaction will be on the new development by one of the players, will it be in agreement, and reconciliation, moving this forward, or in contrast, pushing the music in another direction, you cannot tell, and while all musical concepts have been done away with, just to show with more clarity the real things underneath reality that they usually hide, you keep listening with interest, how moments of real joy, of tenderness and drama alternate as if you are watching life itself expand, expressed and even deepened, all through a great translation of feeling by three artists who create new musical wordless languages, full of eery beauty."-Stef, Free Jazz Blog

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Label: Leo
Catalog ID: LEO 663
Squidco Product Code: 18590

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded live in St. Petersburg , Russia, on January 4th, 2013 by Alexey Lapin.


Vlady Bystrov-alto saxophone, alto clarinet

Helen Bledsoe-flutes

Alexey Lapin-piano

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Track Listing:

1. Credo 6:02

2. The Thoughts 4:17

3. The Inner Spaces 11:12

4. Triologue 4:28

5. Monologues 4:37

6. North Crystal 2:53

7. Die Versuchung 10:36

8. Allegro Con Brio 430

9. Melusine 8:30

10. Countless Refractions 5:25