Friday, February 10, 2012

Honey Ear Trio @ 92Y Tribeca 1/13/12

I love this trio.  They did songs from the CD as well as the 2 pieces Erik and Rene composed for that gig at the Rubin Museum.  Erik's piece had a World influence and he played flute.  It started with Allison on drums.  It was right after an awesome piece with a fabulous drum solo at the end.

After Erik's Rubin piece, Steven Bernstein and Briggan Krauss sat in for one.  Very exciting.

Next they did Rene's Rubin piece and it was great.  I think there was one more before it ended.  They played for about 45 minutes, ending at around 10:15.

"One of the year's most impressive jazz debuts comes courtesy of Honey Ear Trio... wistful, groovy, choppy, hard-swinging and much more." (Time Out New York) Honey Ear Trio is the new incarnation of longtime musical cohorts Erik Lawrence, Rene Hart and Allison Miller. Together, these three passionate musicians approach the music with a sense of playfulness and elasticity. Honey Ear Trio creatively fuses the acoustic sound of a traditional saxophone trio with modern electronics derived from Hart's manipulation of his bass sound. They also explore mixing multiple genres (jazz, rock, soul, folk) while bending, stretching and decompressing the rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of the music.

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