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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3D - Vermilion Tree (ForTune, 2014) ****

By Stef

Last year we praised the collaboration between Polish trumpeter Tomasz Dabrowski and Tyshawn Sorey on "Steps", recorded when visiting New York some years ago. He then also recorded this excellent trio performance with Kris Davis on piano and Andrew Drury on drums. The trio's music shifts between composed and improvised pieces, between quiet melancholy moods and rawer more adventurous moments.

The young trumpeter finds great kindred spirits in Davis and Drury. Even in the more explorative moments, the three musicians keep their natural kind of lyricism and great sense of pulse, which are kept at a very implicit level, present, noticeable, yet with a subtlety and nuance of delivery that give the music a kind of ethereal beauty.