'Peaceable' is a priority

KVL? Completely new to me. Their debut Volume 1 came out on Astral Spirits well before the yule. Based in Chicago, 'K' is drummer Quin Kirchner; 'V', pianist Daniel Van...

Published: 11 Jan 2020. Updated: 2 months.


KVL? Completely new to me. Their debut Volume 1 came out on Astral Spirits well before the yule. Based in Chicago, 'K' is drummer Quin Kirchner; 'V', pianist Daniel Van Duerm; 'L', bassist Matthew Lux. The track that turned me on a lot here is the one featuring trumpeter Jaimie Branch, who they surround empathetically with their congenial notion of space, guesting on 'Peaceable'. She sounds like the much missed Tomasz Stańko to me on this superb track. The trio on their own have a swirling, open sound, moving in from the margins, the improvising given plenty of room, the music allowed to breathe as they play rhythm and deftly unpeel motifs and marinade the mood. SG