The October Trio & Brad Turner: Bird Colony


Bird Colony


The October Trio


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

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

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


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


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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