Monday, November 28, 2011

Jonathan Kreisberg's Trioing gets a well deserved reissue.

  Jazz fans,this has been a great year for new albums but it's pretty slim pickings this week. I wanted to make sure this reissue didn't slip through the cracks while you weren't paying attention. Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg,who deservedly has a reputation for his own compositions,on Trioing takes on some standards in the classic trio style. Some,like I Fall in Love To Easily or Old Devil Moon are timeworn tunes given fresh life. Others,like Sorcerer or Ugly Beauty are less often played,perhaps because they are not easy to play convincingly. In either case,these now decade old recordings still sound both modern and timeless.Originally released in 2002,it showcases three musicians who have have gone on to be leaders at their respective instruments. Bassist Johaness Weidenmueller sounds relaxed and tuneful on even the most complex stuff. Drummer Ari Hoenig has released several of his own albums and you can find Kreisberg on a few. You can check out my review of his Live at Smalls album here where I also manage to misspell his name as Arni. Sorry.

Here's a different version of the trio (with Matt Brewer and Mark Ferber) doing Ugly Beauty:

...and here's some more recent (2008) stuff in a quintet setting:

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