Bob Nieske: Simplicity

with Bob Nieske, bass; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Nat Mugavero, drums

Accurate Records: AC-5042

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"Bassist Bob Nieske's trio makes airy, intimate, and lyrical free jazz that's easy to get next to. Nieske, trumpeter Phil Grenadier, and drummer Nat Mugavero are all careful listeners, which means the music can get busy without sounding crowded. But just as important, they can say a lot with a little. Each concise track on Simplicity packs an emotional wallop with a poetic minimum of notes... On six of the album's 13 tracks, the Lydian String Quartet joins the trio to provide harmonic thickening and richer coloration." Ed Hazell, Boston Phoenix

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