J D Allen, amazingly, does not have a website but you can get information and find out where else the Trio is playing by going to www.facebook.com/TheJDALLENfanpage. !!!!(Author's Note: Jan from The Side Door set me straight - the saxophonist does have a website. Go to www.jdallentenorsaxophonist.com.)!!!!
Here's the title track from the new CD:
The Quartet plays its first note at 8:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886.
To find out more about Jeremy Pelt, go to www.jeremypelt.net.
Here's a piece from the new recording:
His new Inner Circle recording, "Minor Disputes", features Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), and John Hadfield (drums, percussion) plus percussionist Bodek Janke, a string quartet, and Max ZT who plays the Persian hammered dulcimer known as the santuri. The music covers a lot of territory; the title track, for instance, opens the program as a quiet ballad with lovely piano and guitar work (with the strings swirling around them ,then drops into an infectious rhythmical treat. "March of the Sad Ones" has a bluesy edge, with strong work from Hekselman, an excellent string arrangement, whisper-soft percussion and melodic bass phrases. "Ferry Frenzy" is the East River version of "Parisian Thoroughfare", the speedy melody lines stopping for strong to get on board before pitching forward. The final track, "Thalassaki", uses a traditional Greek melody as its basis. Once again, the guitarist contributes a forceful solo (with a sound that resembles a bouzouki) over a subdued yet propulsive rhythm section. Here, as he does throughout the program, Klampanis creates a string arrangement that is more than mere decoration but an intrinsic part of the song.
Petros Klampanis is not only an exceptional bassist (his tone is rich without being cloying) but also on his way to becoming an impressive arranger. The music on "Minor Disputes" has moments of great beauty and musicality, a journey home to the composer's roots but also a glimpse into his odyssey. For more information, go to www.petrosklampanis.com.
Here's an alternate arrangement of "Thalassaki" (without the string quartet):