Visiting Texture

Format: CD
Release Date: 3/17/2017
Album Personnel: Andrew Cyrille (Drums), Reggie Workman (Acoustic Upright Bass), Oliver Lake (Alto Saxophone)
Style(s): Free
Availability: In Stock

Among other things, Visiting Texture illustrates the principle of addition by subtraction. It’s the first studio album by Trio 3 as an actual trio – with Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums – in more than a decade, since the excellent Time Being in 2006. The intervening years have seen the group work powerfully with some serious guest pianists: notably Geri Allen, Irène Schweizer, Vijay Iyer and Jason Moran. But there’s a specific character to the group’s trilateral rapport, which finds full expression here. The working history among these musicians stretches back several decades, rooted in an ideal of collectivity and intuition: their motto has long been “a group where music is the leader.” “Improvisation to a large degree is always having an element of surprise,” Cyrille reflects. “Even if we’re playing something that’s arranged, we want to spark it so that there’s always a certain magic happening as the music is being developed.” The entirety of Visiting Texture adheres to that conviction, bound by a spirit of real-time discovery. (Nat Chinen)

1. Bumper
Length: 05:39
2. Bonu
Length: 06:07
3. Composite
Length: 06:39
4. Epic Man
Length: 07:47
5. Stick
Length: 04:55
6. A Girl Named Rainbow
Length: 06:59
7. 7 for Max
Length: 02:50
8. Visiting Texture
Length: 10:41
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 51:37
UPC: 7640120192822