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Ron Brendle Trio: Photograph

While the instrumentation is that of the prototypical bass-piano-drums trio, there’s nothing remotely routine about the Ron Brendle Trio’s music. The musicians blur idioms and converge styles. Every track represents a first-take version, and the compositions have a loose, spontaneous sound. A highlight is their superb cover of Ornette Coleman’s “Broken Shadows” (hardly an overdone number).

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