Yves Dorison / CultureJazz
And I Love Her
Any trio of Marc Copland’s is going to be an entity comprised of not simply a pianist, but of a magical rhythm section which devotes itself to constantly surprising forms of musical alchemy. It fully exploits harmony and textures, always looking for all the hidden possibilities of a composition. Displaying an unusually high level of listening, the three musicians here continuously swap roles, displaying amazing flashes of spontaneity. Total masters of improvisation, these three experimenters will reveal at the turn of a phrase tonal colors of deep opulence. There are no egos quarreling here; it is crystal clear that interplay is their driving force, developing a common sensibility that gives their music a rare expressiveness. To convince yourself, listen to their version of “Cantaloupe Island”, or their “Love Letter” from John Abercrombie, or the Beatles track that lends its name to the album. In short, listen to this recording that demonstrates, once again, the great talent of these three musicians who together intoxicate the listener with sublimely unexpected lines. They reach depths which resonate mysteriously in the ear, they shimmer and plunge you into a rather indescribable musical space.
Pinch us, we’re dreaming! Indispensable, totally.