Recorded in Lisbon for this adventurous Portuguese record label, the trio defies genres here, although they do perpetuate a loosely minded, chamber-jazz climate. On this affair, three noted improvisers explore that Space Between
, where a series of mini-motifs coalesce with flirtatious exchanges.
Violinist Carlos Zingaro fuses a classically tinged methodology with fragmented outpourings atop bassist Ken Filiano’s walking lines and saxophonist Rodrigo Amado’s multidirectional musings. The musicians execute a semi-structured hodgepodge of fluidly organized works, awash with creative interplay and microtonal forays. With the piece titled "Around The House," Zingaro stridently plucks his strings and taps out odd-metered rhythms in concert with his band-mates’ spurious dialogues. The artists sometimes abide by a sense of urgency during pieces such as "Shadow Lines," featuring Amado’s rapid-fire attack. To that end, the soloists mince brisk unison choruses with intertwining themes and contrasting passages. Oddly enough, the trio’s free-form tendencies and avant-gardist like approach often appears to be rooted upon tangible frameworks and pre-conceived notions. No doubt, this element in particular offers a multidimensional outlook to this largely, riveting endeavor. (Recommended.... )