Hornets Collage by Scott Fields/Francois Houle/Jason Lee Roebke
This acoustic trio - the above musicians on guitar, clarinet(s) and bass, respectively - plays a dryly lyrical style of chamber jazz closely related to the classic Jimmy Giuffre Trios of the early 60s and some of the early/mid-70s ECM recordings and the last 10 years of hat Hut recordings. Houle plays with an intellectual fervor not unlike Giuffre's, yet he's no imitator - his playing is cerebral but stimulating. Fields playing is like unto a cross between Ralph Towner and Roscoe Mitchell, and Roebke is elusive and ghostly. They play with a heartfelt delicacy and unsentimental tenderness yet completely sidestep sounding "sterile." Perfect listening for a rainy days, late-night reading and somber reflection.
Artist / Group Name:Scott Fields/Francois Houle/Jason Lee Roebke
CD Title:Hornets Collage
Musicians:Scott Fields (Guitar) Francois Houle (Clairnet) Jason Lee Roebke (Bass)