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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Cor­mac Larkin


Record­ings by “pick up” groups, where the mu­si­cians have never played to­gether be­fore, can of­ten de­scend into va­pid dis­play with each player re­treat­ing in­side his or her com­fort zone and trot­ting out their favourite licks. But here is a no­table ex­cep­tion: three hugely ac­com­plished Scan­di­na­vians who met on a train to Copen­hagen and de­cided to make a trio record there. Swedish bas­sist Lars Danielsson, Nor­we­gian sax­o­phon­ist Mar­ius Neset, and Dan­ish drum­mer Morten Lund had never played to­gether be­fore this sin­gle, six-hour ses­sion but, with lit­tle prepa­ra­tion, what emerges is a fresh-sound­ing, deeply swing­ing record straight from the heart of the jazz tra­di­tion – a tes­ta­ment to the power of spon­tane­ity and trust and an un­ex­pect­edly co­gent ad­di­tion to the rar­efied sax­o­phone trio tra­di­tion. act­mu­sic.com

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