|Refraction – Breakin' Glass|
| Studio album by |
Trio 3 + Jason Moran
|Recorded||July 24–25, 2012|
|Studio||Brooklyn Recording Studio, Brooklyn|
|Oliver Lake chronology|
Refraction – Breakin' Glass is an album by Trio 3, a jazz group consisting of saxophonist Oliver Lake, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrew Cyrille, with guest pianist Jason Moran. It was recorded in 2012 and released by Intakt Records.
In 2012, Lake, Workman, Cyrille invited Jason Moran for a week long residency in New York's Jazzclub Birdland, before they recorded this album. Moran was the third guest piano player cooperating with Trio 3 after Irène Schweizer and Geri Allen. Moran's composition "Refraction", first presented by the pianist on his album Artist in Residence, is combined with Lake's recitacion of his poem "Breakin' Glass". Cyrille's composition "High Priest" is a homage to the saxophonist David S. Ware, who died in 2012.
The Down Beat review by Alain Drouot states "At this stage of their collaboration, Lake, Workman and Cyrille can operate in telepathic ways, and Moran does a fine job at finding his place, without being a distraction."
The All About Jazz review John Sharpe notes "Part of the joy of Trio 3 lies in the way even the relatively straightforward numbers feel on the edge of falling apart in a welter of delicious dissonance and arhythmic clatter, but never quite do."
Andrew Charles Cyrille is an American avant-garde jazz drummer. Throughout his career, he has performed both as a leader and a sideman in the bands of Walt Dickerson and Cecil Taylor, among others. AllMusic biographer Chris Kelsey wrote: "Few free-jazz drummers play with a tenth of Cyrille's grace and authority. His energy is unflagging, his power absolute, tempered only by an ever-present sense of propriety."
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