Sunday, April 2, 2017

TOPOLOGY AAND TRICHOTOMY - Healthy (2014, CD, Australia)

An interesting collaboration between the progressive jazz trio Trichotomy and the chamber ensemble Topology. The source of greatest intrigue on their 2014 release Healthy is found in the transitions. This album isn’t a blend of modern jazz and contemporary classical… it’s a fusing of the two, as if with a soldering gun, and those points where jazz piano trio music becomes contemporary classical and then back again make for some pretty thrilling music. Those transitions, thankfully, aren’t clean or seamless. Sometimes things get a little messy, and influences and approaches commingle, and those brief interludes of cross-pollination are often just as intriguing as the transitions themselves.

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