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Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)

A review of the trio's second album

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Yes! Trio, Groove du Jour
The cover of Groove du Jour by Yes! Trio

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.

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Ken Micallef

Ken Micallef was once a jazz drummer; then he found religion and began writing about jazz rather than performing it. (He continues to air-drum jazz rhythms in front of his hi-fi rig and various NYC bodegas.) His reportage has appeared in Time Out, Modern Drummer, DownBeat, Stereophile, and Electronic Musician. Ken is the administrator of Facebook’s popular Jazz Vinyl Lovers group, and he reviews vintage jazz recordings on YouTube as Ken Micallef Jazz Vinyl Lover.