The genre-defying triumvirate of veteran keyboardist-composer Roy Powell, guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad comes out blazing with a vengeance on InsterStatic… Seamlessly combining elements of j a z z , e x p e r i m e n t a l , a m b i e n t and r o c k , the scintillating power trio stretches in typically intense fashion, extending the organ trio tradition established by Jimmy Smith and taken to realms beyond on such groundbreaking recordings as Tony Williams Lifetime’s Emergency! (with Larry Young and John McLaughlin) and John Abercrombie’s Timeless (with Jan Hammer and Jack DeJohnette). “I love all the organ players who have re-defined the instrument and kept it relevant to successive generations,” says Hammond B-3 maestro Powell… . “That includes modern day players like Larry Goldings and Sam Yahel. I´m also very influenced by the sound of pipe organ music such as that of Olivier Messiaen, which I find to be almost an out of body listening experience.” With the remarkably flexible drummer Jarle Vespestad (known for his work with T o r d G u s t a v s e n , S i l j e N e r g a a r d , S u p e r s i l e n t , and F a r m e r s M a r k e t) alternating between deliberate, big-as-a-house backbeats to surging swing grooves to dreamy rubato playing, and Nordic guitar star Jacob Young summing up myriad tones and textures on his heavily-effected axe, Powell underscores with velvety B-3 cushions while layering on affecting organ melodies and Moog synth solos throughout this evocative collection. from

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