Upper Left Trio

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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The Upper Left Trio is a tight piano-bass-drums trio whose interplay borders on the intuitive at times. Pianist Clay Giberson, bassist Jeff Leonard and drummer Charlie Doggett engage in the type of musical conversations that Bill Evans made famous in the 1960s even though they do not emulate Evans too closely. Their treatments of the group originals (the only standards are "The In Crowd" and Neil Young's "Don't Let It Bring You Down") are thoughtful, introspective and relaxed even when played at faster tempoes. Most memorable from the new material is the touching "As Afternoon Falls" but the Upper Left Trio is more notable for their subtle improvising than for their songwriting. While Giberson is the first among equals, all three musicians contribute to the group's development and direction within each song, often seeming to breathe as one, resulting in quietly surprising music.






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