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Clusone 3: An Hour With…

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Clusone 3-the hyper-malleable Dutch trio of drummer Han Bennink, cellist Ernst Reijseger and reedist Michael Moore-disbanded not long after giving the March, 1998, concert that fills this 62-minute hour because, as John Corbett’s liner notes state, it had run “its natural course.” Sure enough, most of the tunes the trio performed, primarily in medley form, here-a mixture of standards, hidden jazz gems, wiggy originals and would-be Dutch classics-have also turned-up on the group’s previous albums. But if the group’s repertoire had grown predictable, its spirited playing hadn’t.

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