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Trinity: Sparkling

Trinity is led by Kjetil Moster, and his Coltrane-isms continue on Sparkling (Jazzaway), though the power of his horn is dimmed a touch by a roomy mix. “Trinity (For Gato Barbieri)” is lower key, but the band blasts off on “Locked Room (For Paul Auster).” (Moster doesn’t sound like Ken Vandermark, but he does share the multireedist’s penchant for naming tunes after fellow artists.) The four-part “Suite for Marge” recalls the vibrant sprawl of Sonny Rollins’ trio sessions. “Part III” is especially beautiful, though, with drummer Thomas Stronen using the tips of his drumsticks to eek out high-pitched but not annoying cymbal squeaks and Moster creating fragile sax melodies that seem to come straight from human speech.

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