The Yes! Trio is sure evidence of jazz synthesis: three dissimilar musicians renowned for individual style and direction yet who, when fused and hardened in the fire of jazz, bring something new and different into play, a fresh creation.
Pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Omer Avital, and drummer Ali Jackson are hardly conventional jazz musicians. Goldberg is an astute acoustic and electric pianist possessed of a forward-thinking bent. Avital’s Israeli heritage figures greatly into his epic, spirited recordings and performances. Jackson, late of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, is an anarchic drummer unbound by tradition.