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Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart: Ramshackle Serenade

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Organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Bill Stewart have worked as a first-rate trio for over two decades. Their band is that rare unit in which each player, while being an excellent soloist, is equally influential in shaping a performance’s direction.

Both the opening selection, “Roach,” and mellow number “Mr. Meagles” (two Goldings works; Bernstein also contributes a pair of originals) accent the threesome’s ability to craft impressive statements while simultaneously executing clever shifts, twists and turns. The title selection features intriguing rhythmic interplay, as does Stewart’s “Blue Sway,” the longest number at nearly nine minutes.

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