Double Trio Live at FONT
A wonderful blending of Taylor Ho Bynum's trio and my quartet (minus one) recorded in performance at the Jazz Standard during the Fall of 2006. Original compositions from both principals and arrangements of standards (Ornette/Dizzy) by me.
Dave Douglas' Blog Review of the Concert
September 21, 2006, 02:04 PM
Taylor Ho Bynum and Stephen Haynes gave us a unique take on the double trio format at the Standard last night. On one side
Both brass players have full sounds, Stephen ranging from airy and transparent to cutting and brassy,
When I walked in and saw the stage it seemed there was something wrong with the set-up: Warren Smith had a large kit with a wall of gongs and an orchestral bass drum behind it. Tomas played a small kit arrayed on the opposite side of the stage, almost hiding behind the piano. Once the music started it was clear there was no disparity at all, just two very creative percussionists with two very different sets of instruments. It made for a great evening with a wide variety of sound.
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