Looking at what's ahead on dancer Piero Pata's label Le Coq, Trio caught my eye being a committed but hopefully not completely deranged, touch wood, Vinnie Colaiuta fan.
First things first. Vinnie is among the cockadoodledo constellation of drum talent on the outstanding All-Stars release The Jazz All Stars, Vol 1. When Marvin 'Smitty' Smith and Weather Report Black Market and Heavy Weather legend Alex Acuña knit in behind rousing horns and soulful John Beasley lines a case of nail-yourself-to-the-floor for health and safety considerations are applicable on 'Log Jammin''. Because the turbulence of sliced up supergroove runs amok. Pianist Bill Cunliffe, in that trio mentioned above that's coming up with Vinnie and John Patitucci, has completely captured this one throughout in terms of flow in the musical direction. Rolls-Royce audio quality it's clear even listening to it just now as a highly compressed stream, will poke your ears out to further up the impact in tandem with the sleekness of the carefully honed arrangements. New tunes jostle with the classics, sections intertwine so you can't see anything beneath the feathers, this starship shimmers, pulsates and flies like a big baaad bird. SG. Bill Cunliffe, pictured.