Friday, October 28, 2016
John Lindberg Raptor Trio, Western Edges, with Pablo Calogero and Joe LaBarbera
Pablo does a great job getting around on his baritone, fleet and swinging when that is the ticket, open and free for those numbers that call for it. He deserves wider attention for sure.
Joe LaBarbara can swing like a mother and does, but he also understands and excels at the freetime role when that is in order.
John Lindberg's bass playing comes through beautifully throughout. Whether bowing or pizzicato, whether responding to Pablo, soloing, or as a front line articulator, he is superb.
And when you put it all together this is an album of great merit, something you should hear for a fine example of where avant jazz is right now. Get it!