Friday: Aaron Parks Trio at Smalls

On Friday, June 16th from 7:30 to 10 at the New York jazz venue Smalls, pianist Aaron Parks celebrates the release of Find the Way, his second release on ECM as a leader (and third overall). On 2013’s Arborescence, Parks appeared on the label as a solo artist, crafting improvisations in a live setting that were gently sculpted but nevertheless stirringContinue reading “Friday: Aaron Parks Trio at Smalls”

Zodiac Trio (CD Review)

Dreamtime Zodiac Trio Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet Vanessa Mollard, violin Riko Higuma, piano Blue Griffin Records CD/download Formed at Manhattan School of Music in 2006, the Zodiac Trio have been ambitious in their commissioning projects. Joined by guest cellist Ariel Barnes, on their second album Dreamtime they tackle a program consisting entirely of 21st century music. The CD features two substantial commissioned works: Lamentations, by RichardContinue reading “Zodiac Trio (CD Review)”