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Unison trio draws on a dramatic period in the life of Andy Milne

Andy Milne releases The reMission with his trio Unison this spring. His first landmark piano trio release, it arrives following a tumultuous period in the pianist-composer's life and three years after he by now long since in remisssion was diagnosed …

Published: 25 Feb 2020. Updated: 14 months.

Andy Milne releases The reMission with his trio Unison this spring. His first landmark piano trio release, it arrives following a tumultuous period in the pianist-composer's life and three years after he by now long since in remisssion was diagnosed with cancer.

Drummer Clarence Penn and bassist John Hébert join Milne on this Sunnyside label release.

Best known still for his early career work with Steve Coleman and later Dapp Theory, Milne says, looking ahead to the release: ''For me, the decision to present who I have become as an artist in the trio setting involved a reckoning and a certain degree of artistic and technical evolution in order to both embody my past projects, and forge a new path forward.”

Among the tracks are Milne's take on McCoy Tyner’s 'Passion Dance' and his own tunes including 'Resolution', 'Winter Palace', and 'Drive by – The Fall.' Look for The reMission on 10 April.

Clarence Penn, top left, Andy Milne and John Hébert. Photo via Lydia Liebman Promotions.

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