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Samuel Blaser with Marc Ducret & Peter Brunn - Taktlos Zürich 2017 ****½

2 monthes ago   |   By Free Jazz

By Chris Haines
Conventionally a jazz trio is generally seen as the minimum forces that would be needed to render the main characteristics and most important aspects of a tune. Rhythm, harmony and melody can be nailed down by a trio, providing at least the basic ingredients needed to make a good stab at the piece in question. However, the trio in it's most traditional sense and as a functional unit par excellence, has little resources left for additional harmonies, extra counter-melodies, colouration and ornamentation beyond what is idiomatic for the instrumentation.
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