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Trio X : Roulette at Location One

Captured live at Jim Staley’s Roulette on March 4, 2005 on the heels of their previous CIMP album, Sugar Hill Suite, Roulette at Location One exhibits Trio X in peak form, opting for spatial exploration by utilizing remarkable restraint and extraordinary dynamics. The rapport of rhythm section Dominic Duval (amplified acoustic bass) and Jay Rosen (drums and percussion)-who’ve been playing together regularly for the past decade-allows them to steer the ebb and flow of sound with facility and conviction, while McPhee-playing mostly soprano here, except for a few brief pocket trumpet passages-responds with eloquent, lyrical and rousing melodic figures.

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