The October Trio & Brad Turner: Bird Colony
The October Trio
Looks Like It's Going To Snow (Songlines SGL 1575-2)
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
Tags: 2000s jazz