Chris Gestrin Trio - The Melody That Is (CD)
Release Date: 07/01/06
Vancouver native Chris Gestrin is high in demand on the Canadian music scene.
In any case, one must concede that Stride's Vancouver-based ensemble unravels his elaborate charts with machine-like precision, adeptly underlining every nuance and shading while making certain that the assorted changes in tempo are squarely on the mark. Machina's opening movement comprises two parts: 'Input, depicting 'a type of computational machine, and 'Process, which concerns itself with 'the manipulation of data. Flugel Brad Turner solos on Part 1, guitarist Daryl Jahnke and trombonist Dennis Esson on Part 2. The second movement, 'Colossus, portrays 'very large machinery with very large solos to match by baritone saxophonist Mike Braverman and tubaist Brad Muirhead. The third movement, 'Sound, delineates a mysterious machine that 'can move abruptly from the softest to the loudest sound, while the final movement, 'Velocity, is, as its name suggests, concerned with 'machinery that is capable of tremendous speeds. Alto Campbell Ryga, trombonist Rod Murray and bassist Andre Lachance share center stage on 'Sound, tenors Jon Bentley and Alvin Cornista on 'Velocity.
|Label: Cellar Live|
|Run Time: 60 mins|