Trio Libero | ECM 2786630

Trio Libero


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 2786630

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 30th January 2012



Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)
Ethics (double bass)
Sebastian Rochford (drums)


Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)
Ethics (double bass)
Sebastian Rochford (drums)


UK saxophonist Andy Sheppard’s second ECM album introduces his freely lyrical new trio with Michel Benita and Sebastian Rochford. All three players share a sense of stylistic open-mindedness. Drummer Rochford is one of the young players changing perceptions of British jazz with bands Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland. Algiers-born French bassist Benita, who cites Charlie Haden and Scott LaFaro as influences, has played with Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Lee Konitz and in the ELB trio with Nguyên Lê and Peter Erskine. Repertoire here includes originals by Sheppard, Benita and Rochford, plus group improvisations and the standard “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows”. In all contexts, interaction is highly creative, as Benita and Rochford respond perceptively to Sheppard’s melodically and rhythmically inventive lines. Recorded July 2011 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano.

1. Libertino (Andy Sheppard)
2. Slip Duty (Sebastian Rochford, Michel Benita, Andy Sheppard)
3. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (Harry Carroll)
4. Spacewalk, Part 1 (Rochford, Benita, Sheppard)
5. Dia da Liberdade (Sheppard)
6. Land of Nod (Sheppard)
7. The Unconditional Secret (Benita, Sheppard, Rochford)
8. Ishidatami (Benita)
9. Skin / Kaa (Rochford, Benita)
10. Spacewalk, Part 2 (Sheppard, Rochford, Benita)
11. Whereveryougoigotoo (Benita, Sheppard, Rochford)
12. Lots of Stairs (Rochford)
13. When We Live on the Stars... (Rochford, Benita, Sheppard)

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