Exuding agreeable and highly desirable maturity, Origin Story are: Greg Felton on piano, Cormac O'Brien, of the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, on double bass; and the best known internationally of the three, Matthew Jacobson – usually heard in an avant setting – on drums.
The flawless title track is established by a jolly Jacobson rumble, O'Brien a little Larry Grenadier-like here; 'Macon Street' begun by Felton, ''calling'' amicably; 'Regarding Time' is a little akin to the sort of piece that top Swiss trio Vein deliver; 'Squirk' is fun; 'Bergen Street' drags you in ever decreasing concentric circles; 'Undone' is the album at its most austere and where silences matter; 'RUM' by complete contrast in terms of mood has a great bass riff that develops into a solo. 'Mild Turkish Delight' at the end is a bebop scrabble, Felton a little Tristano-like. A piano trio who have nothing to prove and everything to give in a spirit of admirable positivity and interconnectedness. Out now. Photo: Yaqoub BouAynaya