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

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 … Read More “Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)”

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Aaron Goldberg: The Now

The Now marks the fifth tersely titled disc in 16 years for pianist Aaron Goldberg’s trio with drummer Eric Harland and bassist Reuben Rogers. An obvious parallel to this persistent dedication to art and craft is the Brad Mehldau Trio, led by another pianist who suffers facile comparisons to Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. But … Read More “Aaron Goldberg: The Now”

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Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!

This deeply satisfying collaboration of drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital was a long time coming. They’ve known and worked with one another for a couple of decades, having crossed paths in school, in assorted bands, on the road and at Manhattan’s Smalls, where Avital anchored bands for years. All three … Read More “Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!”

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