Friday, September 16, 2005


HurdAudio has been ingesting all kinds of music at a rapid rate this past week. One standout has been Invitation by Joanne Brackeen. This is a standard Piano Trio instrumentation with Clint Houston on the bass and Billy Hart on the drums joining Brackeen's excellent creative work at the keyboard. Recorded in 1976 the tight interaction and aggressive improvisations were strongly suggestive of Myra Melford's early 1990's trio releases or Don Pullen's later Blue Note recordings. But there's an energy underlying this music that is all Brackeen. What an outstanding musician. I really have to hear more.

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