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M.O.B. Trio: Quite Live in Brooklyn

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There’s no lineup more resilient than tenor, bass and drums, as the M.O.B. Trio reminds us with this all-original set. Matt Wilson, Ohad Talmor and Bob Bowen have 2000’s Loose to their credit, and they bring a similar elastic energy to their sophomore effort, featuring new music by all three. Quite Live in Brooklyn captures the intimacy and bone-dry acoustics of Barbes, the tiny Park Slope room that hosted this recording in early 2004. Jon Rosenberg’s engineering brings out every detail in Bowen’s rumbling low notes, Wilson’s cymbal pings and snare hits and Talmor’s tough and reedy lines.

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