Friday, September 9, 2016
Red Trio, John Butcher, Summer Skyshift
The trio itself has been outstanding for while now. Rodrigo Pinheiro's piano is an explosion of wonderfully executed, dramatic ideas, Hernani Faustino responds with parallel virtuoso all-over heat, and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini gets his own sound with busy and very open creative time. Add Butcher's over-the-top energy and timing and you have a free outing that is hard to top.
This has all the good things about live jazz, recorded in a bright flame at the Jazz em Agosto series last year.
This one is a definite cork-popper, a model of extraordinarily productive four-way inspiration. Strongly recommended!