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Trio 3: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille ft. Ethan Iverson

TRIO 3 is a band where Music is the Leader. This unconventional collaboration of internationally- recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (multi- reeds), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), formed to centralize the members creative energies, promoting a single governing principle: Organized Improvisation. Each is a distinct soloist but it’s definitely an unadulterated group-based effort. Open to the infinite possibilities, TRIO 3 mixes and explores different colors and the whole vocabulary of jazz, taking the music to the future.

Collectively, TRIO 3 spans over 130 years of jazz history having played with pivotal artists of jazz and modern music including John Coltrane, Mary Lou Williams, Herbie Mann, Art Blakey, The World Saxophone Quartet, Lou Reed, Richard Muhal Abrams, Cecil Taylor and more.

Deeply rooted in the tradition, these jazz veterans describe their sound as “futuristic music within the idiomatic continuum of jazz.” Like musical alchemists, TRIO 3 boldly carries the music forward spinning 3-dimensional jazz, reconfiguring jazz conventions of compositions, harmony, meter and melody.

According to Lake, “None of us assumes the position of drummer or of a saxophone player or drummer. We're each “one third of a unit that makes music, each capable of taking responsibility at the time that it is needed to make that music. With that in mind and with that “kind our mind,” TRIO 3’s music becomes unique.”

TRIO 3 has recently invited guest artists to expand upon their core. Guest artists have included pianist Jason Moran with the group performing and recording with Pianists Irene Schweizer and Geri Allen.

And so it is with TRIO 3- Borderless, freely taking flights of fancy from ragtime to no-time, fiery rapid-fire ostinatos to slow, blues and modal vamps, mixing original compositions with avant-garde, traditional jazz, blues, bebop and beyond” with their audiences gleefully along for the ride!

ETHAN IVERSON (pianist with The Bad Plus)

"Iverson is an original thinker and likely to be a very major force... implacably opposed to anything predictable, conventional or otherwise previously done" -- Penguin Guide To Jazz

Pianist Ethan Iverson has been impressing old and new jazz audiences alike with his diverse musical projects. Born in Wisconsin, Iverson moved to New York in 1991 and began studying with Fred Hersch and Sofia Rosoff. In 1993, at age 20, his debut recording was released which featured sax legend Dewey Redman. He has since worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, Mark Turner and Billy Hart, among others.

In the classical vein, Iverson has served as musical director of the Mark Morris Dance Group, which has allowed him to perform with famed classical artists Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo-Yo Ma. His Ethan Iverson Trio has released several successful albums that were named top-ten releases of the year by the New York Times in 1998 and 1999.

His most recent project, acoustic jazz trio the Bad Plus has been very well received. Since 2000 they have released four albums that feature exciting original jazz compositions as well as rock covers ranging from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to "Ironman." As a result of their mix of genres, the Bad Plus has been featured at traditional jazz clubs and rock festivals alike.


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