Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio “The Bottom”

Look away from Luke Stewart’s orbit for a minute and something will get missed. The DC bassist and composer is an incontrovertible force with boundless energy and creativity. In this fantastic trio with the legendary Chad Taylor on drums and stellar saxophonist Brian Settles. As a trio, there’s a flow to The Bottom that is like being carried on a current that’s simultaneously relaxed and quick. From … Continue reading Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio “The Bottom”

Desertion Trio “Numbers Maker”

Nick Millevoi’s Streets of Philadelphia was an under-the-radar favorite of mine last year so this new joint from Desertion Trio is a welcome surprise. Numbers Maker is like Streets distant cousin twice removed that’s had a rough go of it the last few years. These snarling, progressive grooves sneak inside your skull and stay there. From the first pulsing thuds of opening track, “Albion,” Millevoi … Continue reading Desertion Trio “Numbers Maker”