Tenor saxophone, double bass, drums are the raw ingredients - a loping, circling freebop the method. In case you were wondering the R in the band name is as in the surname of bassist Dave ''Live in Arklow'' Redmond; the B, as in the surname of drummer Kevin Brady who was with Redmond on the mighty Plan B last year with Seamus Blake and Bill Carrothers; and the G, last name of tenor saxophonist Meilana Gillard, the erstwhile Hendersonian who first surfaced on Greg Osby's label in the States. This Ireland based trio in a little under seven minutes deliver a calling card of rugged weight that finds Gillard's tough tenor confident and full of ideas over the open lines of Brady and the circular momentum heating up from the bass. Meilana sounds more Joe Lovano-like than ever and this Lo-down suits all concerned. Track of the day - new in our One Luv section 'Neither Here Nor There', quite the statement of intent, is released on 1 December.
Kevin Brady guest blog (2021)
Dave Redmond, top left in the Bandcamp photo, Meilana Gillard, Kevin Brady