Trio Viriditas
Live at Vision Festival VI

[Clean Feed Records, www.cleanfeed-records.com]

Since moving to Korea a number of years back to live with his wife, multi-instrumentalist Alfred Harth has collaborated with a rich gamut of players. Everyone from Gunter Muller, Hans-Joachim Irmler, Uwe Oberg, Sven-Ake Johansson, Otomo Yoshihide to Choi Sun Bae have crossed musical paths. Friendships were forged and musical dreams were fulfilled. Formed in 2000, Trio Veriditas was an ensemble that Harth put together with percussionist Kevin Norton and the late, great bassist Wilber Morris. Year later, the trio was invited to play the 6th edition of the Vision Festival in NYC, which resulted in this, just released live record. While Harth is an exceptional saxophone player, it's his pocket trumpet magic that also comes to light in this live context. His angular and very energetic saxophone blows exhume a sort of a sparkling energy. Norton is a highly respected percussionist at this point and his work here is second to none. I especially love the way he colours the landscape with vibraphone sprinkles. Wilber Morris [who passed away three years after this gig was recorded] plays with his gut. Listen to the way he achieves multiplex states of bass nirvana throughout many of these pieces. Whether slapping the strings or playing an emotive arco passages, he's the one who makes the pieces of the puzzle fit in many ways. The music is full of wit, life but most of all highly positive energy. Other than Horace Silver's "Peace", all tracks are improvised or credited to individual members. True trio communication is heard through and through. Thrilling album that doubles as an essential document of a trio whose life was cut short with Morris' untimely passing.

- Tom Sekowski


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