...an easy choice for anyone looking for something a little newer for Christmas listening.
Chicago pianist/bassist Tim Green celebrates the holiday season with the debut recording of Trio Cambia. With multi-instrumentalists Mark Maegdlin on piano and drums, and bassist/drummer Jake Vinsel, the trio freely trades instruments on compositions creating an ever-evolving group dynamic and perspective that continually surprises the group and audience alike. On "Change of Season," they apply the same pioneer attitude in presenting a new mix of music for the holidays - with arrangements of classics such as "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy," they add the Zombie's '60s hit "Time for the Seasons," and "Everything's Alright" from Jesus Christ Superstar along with the jazz classic "A Child is Born."
1. Do You Hear What I Hear? 5:35
2. Everything's Alright 5:59
3. Little Altar Boy 5:25
4. Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow 1:44
5. Meditation I: Winter Morning 2:52
6. A Child is Born 5:05
7. Time for the Seasons 4:03
8. Linus and Lucy 6:34
Produced by Mark Maegdlin and Tim Green
Recorded by Jim Massoth at Steve Yates Recording,
Morton Grove, IL on July 21-22 and August 13, 2008
Mixed by Jim Massoth and Mark Maegdlin
Mastered by Jim Massoth
Cover photography by Angus Plummer,
Richard Goerg & Georg Winkens
Cover design by John Bishop
Audiophile Audition (John Sunier)
Cambia comes from the Latin and means "change," as is obvious from seeing the assignments of the trio members here. But the trio intends it to also have a broader meaning regarding changing perspectives and discovering new horizons. The trio must make an interesting little choreography when they perform in person! The eight tracks are not the us ...
All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)
Chicago pianist Tim Green had already released a few excellent albums on the Origin label when Change of Seasons was produced. What is different about Change of Seasons? A couple of things. The first is a tight focus on Christmas music, with a handful of traditional pieces heavily reworked in a piano jazz trio setting with a bit of a kick, and a ha ...
The Davis Enterprise (Derrick Bang)
Trio Cambia's Change of Seasons is an intriguing critter for a couple of reasons. First, it's not quite a holiday album, as its title suggests, these eight tracks include holiday tunes, seasonal church hymns and even a few pop standards. Second, front man Tim Green and his two sideman - Mark Maegdilin and Jake Vinsel - alternate instruments and the ...
Cadence (David Dupont)
Moving over to the instrumental side of the Christmas Jazz equation, Tim Green and Trio Cambia opened Change of Seasons with "The Drummer Boy's" companion in pop piety, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" to surprisingly good results. In a session that strikes a winter celebration tone as much as a Christmas tone, the trio shows attention to arrangemen ...