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TRIO 3 (lake/workman/cyrille)

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TRIO 3 (lake/workman/cyrille)

TRIO 3(lake/workman/cyrille)/BIO

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, transversing 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.

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Awards:

Performance(s) of the Year 2008 (All About Jazz) TRIO 3 with Geri Allen Honorable Mention- CD of the Year 2008) TRIO'3 Wha's Nine-Live at Sunset
”One of the best small groups performing-and recording ...today. Laurence Donohue-Greene, All About Jazz

“If you think of tones as colors, each composition evolves as a rhythmic painting.”
Gary Giddins, Writer

“Three Greats on Fire.
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia

TRIO 3 (lake/workman/cyrille)/BIO 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, transversing 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. Their recent efforts have garnered critical acclaim with their collaborations with Ms. Allen resulting in a much-awaited CD and repeat performance at the famed Birdland, both scheduled for August 2009.

Our future goals are to continue to produce and record new creative projects; to continue to invite guest to collaborate with the trio’s aesthetic. Marketing wise, we want to further brand the group and to self-produce CD’s to insure the perpetuation our creative efforts.

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!

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