"...their masterpiece so far and one of the best albums of the last 12 months" ~Brian Morton, Jazz Journal UK
"With three musicians of this caliber, nothing much can go wrong, and that seems to be the starting point of a wonderful exploration of blues and deep roots of jazz, all performed without explicit real themes or structure, an approach which offers the three artists free reign to listen hard to each other and to go well beyond the use of their automatic pilot." ~Stef Gijssels, FreeJazzBlog
"You can tell that this trio has been together for a while, since they work together so well, all are integral to the trio sound. The are several sections where the bowed bass and muted trumpet blend perfectly, it is hard to tell them apart, they are so close. One of the things I like most about this disc is that the trio uses space and subtly with the utmost grace. The sound is pure, acoustic and often haunting or sublime. The music and vibe here is refreshing, no need to show off or work with any obvious cliches. This music comes directly from the heart and soul."
~ Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, NYC
"...is no traditional jazz trio, but it does take advantage of the format in ways that both recall and go beyond the harmonic freedom of other pianoless trios." ~Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News
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released January 23, 2020
I've read how in our modern world we've ceased to use and have almost forgotten the words our grandparents used to describe the natural world all around them. An environment they seemingly were more connected to and described more accurately.
Some of the titles above are such words from an older Scotland.
released November 14, 2019
Brian Groder, trumpet & flugelhorn
Michael Bisio, double-bass
Jay Rosen, drums
EVOKING: Sand-storms. Electric-storms. Crowd-storms. Bellyflops stamped return to sender broadcast in the metro. I climb into a smaller circle and then an even smaller one. Shooting stars stop mattering. Salamanders still haven’t budged from basement lakes. Knots untie. Iridescent sirens evaporate nested grins tallied at moonrise mimicking see-through blinds. Fossilized sequences heisted from moderate to light to heavy. Hoops appear. 700 so far reported.
RATTLINGS: There is a visible crack. There are accompanying characters. Threaded paper twists into minuscule eyelets. Hammering snarls divvy swapped ashes stung by thises. By thats. Objeks. Frazzled laments lay explicitly deserted. Sloping slants flatten upright. She said she was a bird not a butterfly pressed between two pages. Onlooking residue. Stupefying bleakness missed in the rush. Somewheres verging on nowheres wither under rolling tumbleweeds.
CAPACITY: Pantomimes filter seasonal shake-ups next to farewell arches crammed into one haptic gulp. Tripling. Multiplying. Sluggish. Jellified. Move closer. There’s nothing else. Rushing inward. Pushing out. How little it matters while time is resting. Blazing normalities dowse until parallel lines verticalize. Chin to palms. Palms to chin. Then. It all went blank. Eight cloud changes limit the suspense. The do-s & doing-s. I heard abbreviations tap like a beating heart.
all compositions by Brian Groder, Glyphs Music BMI
recorded November 22nd 2018 at Parkwest Studios, Brooklyn, NY
recorded, mixed & mastered by Jim Clouse
art by Robert Ryan ~ robertryanart.com
(cover art: Luminius Arcs / inside art: Longer Than Sky)
wordslabs by Randee Silv
graphic design by Audrey Yeow
produced by Brian Groder
special thanks to The Louise Grayson Foundation
℗ © copyrighted 2019 Latham Records Limited Edition
all rights reserved for both artwork & sound recording.