Myriad 3 / Vera
Album: Vera   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Myriad 3   Added:Jan 2019
Label:Alma Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-01-09 Pull Date: 2019-03-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 17 Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20
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Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2021: Old Fart At Play (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2019)
4. Mar 12, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ward Lock
2. Mar 16, 2019: Music Casserole
Ward Lock
5. Mar 07, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
3. Mar 14, 2019: The Emerging Artist Network
Ward Lock
6. Feb 28, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-02
Reviewed: 2018-01-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Brilliant modern jazz! The 4th disc from this Toronto group is a fascinating example of how fastidious design principles and shrewdly executed extemporization can truly complement and even counterpoise one another. There's serious attention to detail in each of these ten pieces, but the music benefits greatly from its embrace of uncertainties and creative expression(s).
If You Like: Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, The Bad Plus, Matthew Shipp, Dannie Richmond
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Pluie Lyonnaise (6:51) – piano starts> slow jam with heavy chords morphs into midtempo jam with lovely melody> pause> slow jam morphs into midtempo and slows again into lovely melody> slow fade
*2/ Tamboa (5:15) – percussion starts> uptempo jam builds to fast tempo> pause> bass/piano slow duet> builds to midtempo, then uptempo> builds in volume & intensity> quick stop
**3/ Ward Lock (6:34) – repetitive bass notes in the high register start> slow jam> pause> midtempo hesitating jam builds to uptempo> pause> uptempo jam with heavy chords interspersed> piano solo> uptempo jam builds in volume> pause> midtempo jam> quick stop
4/ Diamond (5:01) – bass starts> slow hesitating jam> pause> slow jam with slight melody shift builds in volume & intensity> quick stop
*5/ Piano-Rag-Music (4:00) – piano starts> uptempo hesitating jam> pause> midtempo hesitating jam> pause> melody shift – midtempo jam quickly builds to uptempo and slows, then swings quickly back uptempo> quick stop
6/ Fortress (4:45) – drums start in repetitive riff> midtempo hesitating jam> slows to stop
*7/ DNA (2:39) – bass starts hesitatingly> piano/bass duet> uptempo hesitating jam>
8/ Coche Tard (5:11) – bass starts with repetitive riff> uptempo jam> pause> slow jam builds in volume & intensity> pause> fast jam> pause> slow jam> slow fade
*9/ Meme Art (6:10) – piano starts> midtempo jam> pause> melody shift, midtempo jam> fade
10/ Total (6:36) – bass starts slow> slow duet with piano> slow jam slowly builds to midtempo> builds in volume, then mellows and slows to fade

Track Listing
1. Pluie Lyonaisse   6. Fortress
2. Tamboa   7. D N A
3. Ward Lock   8. Coche Tard
4. Diamond   9. Meme Art
5. Piano-Rag-Music   10. Total