Mario Pavone: Hello Again
Mario Pavone (bass)
Trio Arc (Playscape 100807)
Composed by Mario Pavone, Paul Bley & Matt Wilson.
Recorded: Brooklyn, October 8, 2007
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Forty years ago, Mario Pavone joined forces with pianist Paul Bley and drummer Barry Altschul in one of the great piano trios of the era. In this new release, Pavone reunites with Bley, and also brings along fine drummer Matt Wilson. The resulting trio creates vibrant, interactive improvisations that can stand comparison with that great late-'60s Bley group. The conversational give-and-take between the three players is fresh and exciting. This is "free" jazz in the best sense of the word, free of agenda or ideology, and totally committed to collective creativity without preconceptions or limits.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia