After a seven-year hiatus, the third album by superstar chamber trio doesn't disappoint
The music made by British saxophonist Tim Garland, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vibraphonist Joe Locke is of such high-end refinement, beuaty and excitement that their Storms/Nocturnes trio is in danger of being leader in a field of one. Using a detailed, near-classical composition (three from each player) as a starting point, the group's delicate and fiery ensemble interplay on the themes is impressive enough. Add majestic improvisations of the sort that can only come from instrumental virtuosi with time-earned freedom of spirit and you have music that is little short of wondrous. Combining the earthy with the ethereal, the propulsive with the impressionistic, heart-stopping urgency with heart-soaring romanticism, this extraordinary music will capture you one way or another.