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TO STEPHANIE WITH LOVE
Trio X in a special program of songs in honor of Stephanie Stone
"Stephanie and Irving Stone have been such a vital and enduring part of the fabric and spirit of creative music in New York, that we would like to offer this small token of thanks."
~ Joe McPhee.
- Trio X
- Joe McPhee : Brass/Reeds
- Dominic Duval : Contra Bass
- Jay Rosen : Drums
on Sunday, April 19th 2009 at 6 pm
at Alain Kirili & Ariane Lopez-Huici
17 White Street, NYC, Apt.4A, Tel : 212 226 0343
As the 1990s drew to a close, McPhee discovered two like-minded improvisers in bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen. The trio premiered at the Vision Jazz Festival, but the concert went unnoticed by the press; McPhee, Duval and Rosen therefore decided that an apt title for the group would be Trio X.
A number of Trio X recordings, have since been released on the CIMP and CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS labels, and the band has received favorable critical notice for these, as well as for its live concert and festival appearances.
Jay Rosen, "The road less traveled..." about Trio X
Who knows where the road will lead and get us. That's very true. Every time Trio X hits the stage neither I nor another two members of the group have any idea of what's going to happen at any given time and that's part of the mystery of it. And that's part of the magic of it also. We don't know what is going to happen but it's always going to be musical. It always goning to have a happy end.
Dominic Duval about Trio X
Does the environment and the situation affect the music that Trio X makes?" The moment is the moment - you can't change it. "Whatever happens that day, whatever happened that week becomes more obvious as the music progresses on its own. "I believe that Trio X can play anything or nothing and still make music. Now wether it is accepted is up to the listener. How they perceive what we do. But everything does and can affect us. And in that respect we try to relay that in our music. I don't think it's a conscious effort "I think it's more a subliminal energy that Trio X as a unit puts forth."
Joe McPhee about music
... let's hope that the door will always be open. And we will never be complete and will always be in a state of change moving to the next point.