Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TRP (The Reese Project) – Evening in Vermont

"(Tom Reese – flute, pennywhistle, alto flute; Laurie Haines Reese – cello, electric cello; Kirk Reese – piano; Dave Young – drums; Tish Brown – violin, viola (tracks 2, 5, 7))

The Reese Project (also known simply as TRP) is a family quartet which can’t say no to new approaches to jazz. On the foursome’s ninth album, Evening in Vermont—and first for the Rhombus label—flautist Tom Reese (who wrote four of the 11 pieces), wife Laurie Haines Reese (cello and electric cello), brother Kirk Reese (piano) and drummer Dave Young do a mash-up of Stephen Foster and television cartoon dad Homer Simpson; a genre splicing of The Beatles with Miles Davis; and use an exotic electric cello as a string instrument and in place of a bass, not a typical configuration in any idiom.

TRP (The Reese Project) – Evening in Vermont – Rhombus - Audiophile Audition

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