Ton Trio / Way, The
Album: Way, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ton Trio   Added:May 2009
Label:Singlespeed Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-21 Pull Date: 2009-08-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 23 Aug 16 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 13, 2009: Memory Select, guest Aram Shelton
One Last Thing, The Way
4. Aug 14, 2009: Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
External Flame
2. Aug 21, 2009: Memory Select
5. Jul 17, 2009: Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
One Last Thing
3. Aug 16, 2009: Transmission Overload
One Last Thing
6. Jul 10, 2009: Memory Select
Old Thoughts

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-28
Adventurous and accessible free-jazz trio of sax, bass, and drums, a local group led by ex-Chicagoite Aram Shelton. Melodic work with loose structures (i.e. lots of space for soloing).

1- An upbeat melody (maybe borrowing from Ayler a bit?) with some aggressive drumming. Sunny disposition overall but gets ferocious.
2- A brisk, soulful melody, played with breezy energy.
3- Relaxed bass clarinet melody. Starts with a patient, spacious drum solo.
4- Midtempo to slow, ambling
5- Fast, tricky bass clarinet work. Slow, quiet opening.
6- Pensive but rather tough opening, a nice bass solo, and then a choppy aggressive attack. Ends calmly.

Track Listing
1. The Way   4. External Flame
2. One Last Thing   5. Switches
3. Internal Flame   6. Old Thoughts