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Trifecta tracks display a mastery of mood

Trifecta have a couple of tracks going so far ahead of Fragments. Both are completely worth your time but for different reasons. The main thing late-period Miles fans (particularly if you love 'Maze') might want to know is to check what Adam …

Published: 21 Jul 2021. Updated: 2 days.

Trifecta have a couple of tracks going so far ahead of Fragments. Both are completely worth your time but for different reasons. The main thing late-period Miles fans (particularly if you love 'Maze') might want to know is to check what Adam Holzman does on keys certainly on one of the tracks. Quite a dystopian 1980s sound, dare I use the word prog? Yes. Advisedly. However, the pivoting between jazz-rock and prog rebounds more towards jazz which is refreshing but does not matter too much unless who you are a sub-genre nomenclature obsessive and need to get these things exactly so. I suppose noir is best given how important mood is to the trio's artistry certainly on the absorbing 'Have You Seen What The Neighbours Are Doing?' instrumental.

There is superb feel from drummer Craig Blundell, a player known for his work with Steve Hackett. The bass guitar lines are fat and juicy. Vocals track, the amusingly titled 'Pavlov's Dog Killed Schrodinger's Cat' with deadly serious lyrics note (the world is absurd and all that) is knowing in a wry Becker and Fagen way. Bass guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Nick Beggs also a Hackettian navigates terrain that we certainly need the Trifecta maps to locate. Google maps may draw a blank. Kscope are on to something here, check their link. Let's hope the rest of the tracks are just as good.

Tags: jazz

Yasiin Bey is to play the role of Thelonious Monk in new film Thelonious

Rolling Stone are reporting that Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is to play the role of Thelonious Monk in new film Thelonious. Musician Peter Lord Moreland has written the screenplay, and will put out the film through his company Jupiter Rising Film. Jupiter …

Published: 21 Jul 2021. Updated: 2 days.

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Rolling Stone are reporting that Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is to play the role of Thelonious Monk in new film Thelonious. Musician Peter Lord Moreland has written the screenplay, and will put out the film through his company Jupiter Rising Film. Jupiter Rising tweeted a link to the story and referred to it on their own website. The angle apparently is “[Monk’s] struggles for musical success, mental illness, and the spiritual love triangle between his wife, Nellie, and one of the world’s richest women, Nica Rothschild.” Thelonious Monk photo: William P. Gottlieb Collection/Library of Congress