Mclaughlin, Rick Trio / Study of Light
Album: Study of Light   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mclaughlin, Rick Trio   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Accurate Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-27 Pull Date: 2003-12-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 4 Dec 28 Nov 23 Nov 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 29, 2003: Mixed-Up Class (guest DJ)
Maurice Ravel: Assev Vif - Tres Rhythme (from String Quartet)
3. Nov 21, 2003: Memory Select
2. Dec 26, 2003: Memory Select
4. Nov 07, 2003: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-11-21
Flowery chamber jazz with a bit of a staid, classical air -- it's no accident that the first track is a Ravel composition. Trio of piano, bass, and soprano sax -- the latter giving everything a soft feel. Playful and adventurous, but in a black-tie way, closer to the conservatory than to the jazz lofts.

The trio does some loose, untethered improvising as a group, but most of the pieces start and end with conservative composing. It's "free jazz" in the same sense that the band Oregon is: they break the Rules but stay within particular boundaries of melody and mood.

1- Ravel piece: gentle, soft classical music. The trio launches into a group improv that gets chattery and even a little abstract.
2- Mid/slow stumbling. Gets loose and untethered later.
3- Cool digging little bass groove
4- Old bebop tune made soft. Nice straight-jazz piano solo.
5- Mid/fast. Piping, happy theme that's a bit too sweet.
6- Slow. Starts w/quiet bass solo, gets more swirling
7- Floaty new age. Avoid.
8- Ellington song; swingy freedom
9- Jaunty and showtuney. Gets a bit free but sticks to its main rhythm

Track Listing
1. Assev Vif - Tres Rhythme   5. Blink to Be
2. Ink   6. Delicate
3. Marina   7. Colours of Chloe
4. O.P.   8. Isfahan
  9. Without a Song