Crimson Jazz Trio – King Crimson Songbook 1

Crimson Jazz Trio – King Crimson Songbook 1

AMG Review: A jazz piano-bass-drums trio performing the songs of the rock group King Crimson? That’s what the Crimson Jazz Trio accomplished on this intriguing CD, King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 1, the first of several. By re-harmonizing the music a bit, adding vamps, and digging into the grooves, the Crimson Jazz Trio transforms the pieces from rock anthems into viable devices for jazz improvisations. Electric bassist Tim Landers has nearly as much solo space as pianist Jody Nardone; the trio (which also includes drummer Ian Wallace) works together very closely and they not only create new versions of unexpected material, but show that they have developed their own group sound. Recommended, particularly to listeners who are familiar with King Crimson’s recordings. –by Scott Yanow

Ian Wallace – drumset
Jody Nardone – acoustic grand piano & vocals
Tim Landers – fretless bass guitar
Mel Collins – soprano and alto saxophone


Crimson Jazz Trio – King Crimson Songbook 1 Tracklist

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man 00:00
  2. Three of a Perfect Pair 06:54
  3. Cat Food 13:05
  4. Starless 19:24
  5. Ladies of the Road 30:05
  6. I Talk to the Wind 36:49
  7. Red 46:45
  8. Matte Kudasai 52:44

Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook 1

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