|Mclaughlin, Rick Trio / Study of Light|
|Album:||Study of Light||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Mclaughlin, Rick Trio||Added:||10/2003|
|Add Date:||2003-10-27||Pull Date:||2003-12-29||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||4 Jan||28 Dec||23 Nov||9 Nov|
|1.||Mon, 29 Dec 03:||Wedge|
Mixed-Up Class (guest DJ)
|3.||Fri, 21 Nov 03:||Wedge|
|2.||Fri, 26 Dec 03:||Wedge|
|4.||Fri, 07 Nov 03:||Wedge|
Flowery chamber jazz with a bit of a staid, classical air -- it's no accident that the first track is a Ravel composition. Trio of piano, bass, and soprano sax -- the latter giving everything a soft feel. Playful and adventurous, but in a black-tie way, closer to the conservatory than to the jazz lofts.|
The trio does some loose, untethered improvising as a group, but most of the pieces start and end with conservative composing. It's "free jazz" in the same sense that the band Oregon is: they break the Rules but stay within particular boundaries of melody and mood.
1- Ravel piece: gentle, soft classical music. The trio launches into a group improv that gets chattery and even a little abstract.
2- Mid/slow stumbling. Gets loose and untethered later.
3- Cool digging little bass groove
4- Old bebop tune made soft. Nice straight-jazz piano solo.
5- Mid/fast. Piping, happy theme that's a bit too sweet.
6- Slow. Starts w/quiet bass solo, gets more swirling
7- Floaty new age. Avoid.
8- Ellington song; swingy freedom
9- Jaunty and showtuney. Gets a bit free but sticks to its main rhythm
|1.||Assev Vif - Tres Rhythme||5.||Blink to Be|
|3.||Marina||7.||Colours of Chloe|
|9.||Without a Song|