Friday, May 27, 2016
Eric Revis Trio, Crowded Solitudes
A young Rio Sebastian Revis gives us a very musical speech statement which sounds almost Chinese and serves as the compositional impetus for the fascinating "Bontain." We get some collectively devised pieces, a few by Revis alone, one by Paul Motian (RIP) you may well recognize and yet another by Greg Osby.
The threesome are on a roll throughout, everybody pulling much weight and punching out with a determined brilliance--to mix metaphors. Davis reminds us how central she is now, but so do Eric and Gerald.
This is determined collective-self-music of a beautiful edginess. A fantastic set.
Hear it. Get it. And you will no doubt get it and get with it. I am not kidding!