Chal­lenge/ Dou­ble Moon ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - COR­MAC LARKIN

With so many pi­ano, bass and drums teams knock­ing on the door th­ese days, the pi­ano trio “event hori­zon” can­not be far off. But ev­ery once in a while, a three­some comes along that finds a way past the gate­keep­ers of the past. Swiss pian­ist Marc Perrenoud, bassist Marco Müller and drum­mer Cyril Ragamey have been play­ing to­gether for seven years, and in the man­ner of con­tem­po­rary Euro­pean groups, they have de­vel­oped their own “band sound”, a big-hearted, har­mon­i­cally open mu­sic laid down over grooves from jazz and funk. Sure, there are echoes here of EST, and per­haps of Amer­i­cans such as Robert Glasper and, more dis­tantly, Brad Mehldau, but here is a trio that may also be ca­pa­ble of mak­ing their own state­ment on the most crowded stage known to jazz. mar­cper­re­

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