free jazz fusion trio

Midwinter Flame

Performance recorded a the Kathedral in Toronto in about 2002 of a trio featuring drummer Joe Sorbara, bassist Paco Luviano, and pianist/keyboardist Glen C. Halls.


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On this recording which features Halls running the keyboard through a distortion processor, the band settles into a deep groove. Halls moves the harmony through various modal suspensions over the funk pedal by Luviano. The music seems to float, but with intensity. The backbeat groove of Sorbara never waivers as the trio create a heavy, fat, somewhat exotic beat. You can hear suggestion of Indian classical-influenced improvisation out of Halls' keyboard.