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TRIOCONCERTANT coverExperimenting with strikingly new dimensions of color and texture — and equally at home with the music of Brazil, Bartok, and Monk — here is the remarkable TrioConcertant in its long-awaited debut recording.  This CD pushes insistently against the categorical barrier between classical, jazz, and popular music.

An instrumentation for which there is no pre-existing literature becomes simply a welcomed challenge to Dennis James, Paul Meyers, and Annabelle Hoffman — three gifted and versatile musicians who have set these classics in an unforgettably new light with arrangements and performances that are truly brilliant.

“If ever there was a truly creative programming and record production that did more to break down our artificial boundaries between so-called ‘serious’ music and jazz, I have yet to hear it.”
—Fanfare Magazine

—Jonathan Schwartz, WNEW (New York City)

“TrioConcertant possesses a rare gift...”  
—Rufus Reid, Bass Player magazine

“...beautiful focused tone and great sensitivity.” —Montreal Gazette

“...a most impressive debut...the ability to realize with great clarity a wide array of musical concepts and deliver the goods authentically in each setting.” —Journal of ISB (International Society of Bassists)

“’s clear that TrioConcertant are a force to be reckoned with.”  —Provo (Utah) Herald

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Dennis James, bassAnnabelle Hoffman, celloPaul Meyers, guitar
François Couperin: Pičces en Concert 11:20
1. Prélude - Gravement 1:45
2. Sicilične - Tendrement 1:49
3. La Tromba - Gaiement 1:29
4. Plainte - Douloureusement 4:40
5. Air de Diable - Vivement 1:33
Béla Bartók: Five Pieces from Mikrokosmos 8:24
6. #126 Vältozó ütem (changing rhythm) - Allegro pesante 0:39
7. #138 Dudamuzsika (bagpipe) - Allegretto 1:26
8. #146 Ostinato - Vivacissimo 2:50
9. #132 Nagy másodhangközök egyszerre és egymás törve (major 2nds together and broken) - Adagio 2:27
10. #133 Akkordok egyszerre és egymás ellen (chords together and opposed) - Molto vivace 0:58
11. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras #5 5:34
12. Antonio Carlos Jobim: “Zingaro (Retrato em branco e preto)” (Portrait in Black and White) 5:22
13. Pixinguinha: “Segura Ele” 2:25
14. Billy Strayhorn: “Blood Count” 3:09
15. Hermeto Pascoal: “Bebé” 3:16
16. Thelonious Monk: “Crepuscule with Nellie” 3:30
17. Juan Tizol: “Perdido” 5:55
Recorded in January 1990 at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Produced by Peter Leitch and Donald Palma
Executive Producer: Gunther Schuller
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