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Mario Pavone’s Dialect Trio: Philosophy (Clean Feed)

Mario Pavone places the airiest ballad next to the feistiest rocker on his new Dialect Trio album, and the shifting temperament between “Circles” and “The Beginning” is a telling synopsis of the group’s intentions, as well as a revealing snapshot of the disc’s rhythmic landscape. The band uses a jeweler’s eye to conflate abstraction and … Read More “Mario Pavone’s Dialect Trio: Philosophy (Clean Feed)”

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Mario Pavone: Blue Dialect

In “Language,” each member of the Mario Pavone Trio takes a little more than a minute for a meterless unaccompanied solo, following the quick, arrhythmic staccato theme. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey creates low thunder across the toms. Pavone plucks wildly at his bass. Pianist Matt Mitchell uses the whole range of his instrument, keeping things pensive … Read More “Mario Pavone: Blue Dialect”

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Mario Pavone: Arc Trio

In planning his first live album after dozens of studio recordings as a leader or co-leader, septuagenarian bassist Mario Pavone wanted the music to capture some of what he heard on trio records fronted by idiosyncratic, genre-spanning pianists during the 1960s. The discs he focused on-Steve Kuhn’s Three Waves, Paul Bley’s Floater and Andrew Hill’s … Read More “Mario Pavone: Arc Trio”

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