Trespass Trio feat. Susana Santos Silva, Live in Oslo, Cleanfeed ***1/2

If you are into Wadada Leo Smith chances are you will warm to the sound of remarkable Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva here on a live Blow Out festival recording that has taken five years to be released. Stark and intense at times and …

Published: 6 Dec 2023. Updated: 2 months.

If you are into Wadada Leo Smith chances are you will warm to the sound of remarkable Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva here on a live Blow Out festival recording that has taken five years to be released. Stark and intense at times and certainly landing in the avant domain there is great rapport between Trespass trio - bassist Per Zanussi, saxist Martin Küchen and drummer Raymond Strid - even when it happens that Silva and the Scandinavians had only just met to play together for the first time. Trespass material here has already featured on some Clean Feed records. Bluesy and plangent - it's raw, emotional and deep.

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Radhika de Saram, From the Crow's Nest, Rainy Days ***

Led from the bass guitar by stellar classical player the Sri Lanka born Londoner Radhika de Saram the always reliably listenable-to bebop inspired saxist Zhenya Strigalev plays an important role in fanning out the fusions of sound here which has a …

Published: 6 Dec 2023. Updated: 2 months.

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Led from the bass guitar by stellar classical player the Sri Lanka born Londoner Radhika de Saram the always reliably listenable-to bebop inspired saxist Zhenya Strigalev plays an important role in fanning out the fusions of sound here which has a sprawling energy to it. Compositions are de Saram's own. You really don't know what is going to happen next whether it is mournful explorations on a track like 'Promise' or a guitar reverie as provided by Rodion Grischenko on 'Old Cane Chair' while the Indojazz flavours found on 'Adalar' are also part of a big palette of ideas flung generously around.