Thursday, May 19, 2016
Harvey Valdes Trio, PointCounterPoint
It follows very original post-fusion advanced form with remarkable consistency and some highly unusual ways that unwind with excellence and give Harvey the chance to show a special solo weight both unusual and with an undeniable logic and brilliance. But then Sana is in there too with counterlines of real worth.
It is the kind of music that states its own case, not bending to an assimilation of the typical, but holding its own in exciting ways.
It is of considerable interest from a compositional standpoint but also gives us some wonderful guitar, violin and drum work in the process.
It is something you must check out if you want something new and very out-of-the-ordinary. Oh, no, I do not exaggerate. This is beautifully new!! Highly recommended.