Trio Beyond / Saudades
Album: Saudades   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Trio Beyond   Added:Aug 2006
Label:Ecm Records  

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Add Date: 2006-08-20 Pull Date: 2006-10-22 Charts: Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-08-19
Straight jazz with a trio of veterans: Jack DeJohnette (drums), John Scofield (guitar), and Larry Goldings (organ/electric piano).

Mostly upbeat, rollicking stuff with heavy blues and fusion influences, meant to be a tribute to drummer Tony Williams. Schofield gets all guitar-hero in places, which can seem a bit trite but creates some exciting moments (1.4,1.6). A good time, with a bit of that muted ECM polish even though it's a live session. DeJohnette tosses in some epic, arresting drum solos.

1- Upbeat, bright Joe Henderson composition. A rocking blues feel.
2- Slow. Starts with solo organ, adds muscle later; SEGUE into:
3- One-minute rocking prelude, SEGUES into:
4- Pulse-driven jam, twinges of middle-East/African influence.
5- Coolly spacious; slow feel. Nice. A Tony Williams composition.
6- Gets into some crazy guitar in a strong, fast setting. Last 9 minutes dominated by drums, first subtle, then thunderous

1- Mid/fast: Burbling, cooking beat.
2- Slow, swirling, opening with a thoughtful electric-piano solo. Some louder, blues-inflected guitar later. SEGUES into:
3- Energetic floaty jam with guitar lead
4- A Coltrane-penned obscurity: bright, swingy, upbeat. Gritty guitar/drums duet about halfway through, and a drum solo. Spoken intro.
5- Tony Williams' signature song. Big and electric, fusion-minded. Grand intro, crazy guitar and organ solos.

Track Listing
1. If   6. Spectrum
2. As One   7. Seven Steps To Heaven
3. Allah Be Praised   8. I Fall In Love Too Easily
4. Saudades   9. Love In Blues
5. Pee Wee   10. Big Nick
  11. Emergency