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Pete Malinverni Trio: Of One Mind

In jazz it is not necessary that the whole be greater than the sum of its parts: a group-leader’s performance usually rises above that of his bandmates. But on pianist Pete Malinverni’s Of One Mind the totality of his trio’s sound is more interesting than the solo contributions of its leader.

It would be pure speculation to say this was Malinverni’s intention, but consider this: the telling album title does not come from any of its tracks; a thoughtful essay by the leader points out that, while teaching on various campuses, he has learned the importance of equal musical partnership; the focal point of the CD is indeed the trio as opposed to Malinverni backed by bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Leroy Williams.

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