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Friday, August 22, 2008

Ernie Krivda - The Art Of The Trio (CIMP, 2008) ***½

Nice album by tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda, rightly described as a great stylist, yet more often heard in larger ensembles, but this trio outing, accompanied by Peter Dominguez on bass and Ron Godale on drums, brings a change to this. The music is straightforward, boppish, but with great improvisations by the three musicians, and a little more free than his usual more mainstream style. The compositions are nice (some excellent), the playing is nice (sometimes great), the interactions are nice. It's hard not to like this album. But it's just nice.

Listen and download from iTunes (but don't read the review that goes with the download : it's the review for another album).

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