Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Lytton
Phases of the Night

[Intakt Records, www.intaktrec.ch]

Barry Guy's musical relationship with pianist Marilyn Crispell has been a fruitful one. Not only has he used her talents within the realms of his London Jazz Composers Orchestra, he has also continued to play with her in his own trio. Encompassing percussionist Paul Lytton, the trio has made three enormously creative albums over the last few years. "Phases of the Night" sees them continue that track record. This time around, Barry Guy's compositions were inspired by paintings of Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Wilfredo Lam and Yves Tanguy. Interplay is second to none. There are very few trios who can communicate on this sort of a mesmerizing level. While Guy treads a fine line between a wallop on the strings of his bass and some wonderfully realized arco strokes, Lytton populates the palette with a raining pool of light cymbal strokes that oftentimes turn into hail mode. Key component of the trio is obviously Marilyn Crispell's piano mastery. Not to be outdone, she reaches for off-kilter phrases, while retaining a passing hold on melody. What I love most about her work here is her keen attention to details, in the way she holds the pauses between the notes constant, in the way she surprises with allegorical movements. When the trio comes together as one body, there's no holding them back. Through the twists and turns, they layer Guy's written work into a coherent whole. "Phases of the Night" is a journey of three travelers who understand each other's particular musical needs. In a nutshell, this is communication of the highest possible echelon.

- Tom Sekowski


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