Trio Arc opens with the roiling drums of Matt Wilson and the dexterous bass of Mario Pavone. They converse for a bit, and pianist Paul Bley enters, hands darting here and there. Their jazz is free but with rhythm and a sense-a hint-of swing. This feeling of tethered freedom pervades Pavone’s excellent new record, which reunites him with his old comrade Bley on their first recording together in 35 years.
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