The October Trio & Brad Turner: Bird Colony

Track

Bird Colony

Group

The October Trio

CD

Looks Like It's Going To Snow (Songlines SGL 1575-2)

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Musicians:

Evan Arntzen (tenor sax), Josh Cole (bass), Dan Gaucher (drums), Brad Turner (trumpet, flugelhorn).

Composed by Evan Arntzen, Josh Cole, Dan Gaucher & Brad Turner

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Recorded: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 18-19, 2008

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

In what might seem like a nod to the early music of Ornette Coleman, The October Trio draws out a musical line of logic by using reaction and interplay as a building block. Brad Turner starts things off with a wandering trumpet line that is commented on by Evan Arntzen's saxophone. Momentum is built underneath by the rhythm section as the horns play off each other's ideas in a more insistent fashion. With a little over half a minute to go, the tempo drops off as trumpet, sax and bass engage in a mournful call & response. Really great stuff.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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