Three ‘heavy weights’ of American jazz Oliver Lake, Reggie Workmann and Andrew Cyrille make up the band Trio 3. For their 6th album on Intakt Records they have added pianist Vijay Iyer to the line-up. The 43 year old musician is after Irène Schweizer, Geri Allen and Jason Moran the fourth guest piano player cooperating with Trio 3.
In the summer of 2013 Lake, Workman, Cyrille invited Vijay Iyer for a week long residency in New York’s Jazzclub ‘Birdland’, before they recorded the CD “Wiring” in Sear Sound Studio.
Amiri Baraka wrote in the liner notes to this recording: „If you want to hear real music not some kind of shallow “entertainment” this is your number, four great musicians trying to change your world. There is nothing superficial or frivolous in this music, it is organic and necessary! Within this actual quartet, a flood of emotional worlds. Each a way of seeing “into things”.
released September 1, 2014
Olive Lake: Alto Saxophone
Reggie Workman: Bass
Andrew Cyrille: Drums
Vijay Iyer: Piano
Oliver Lake: Talkin Stick Pub (SESAC), Reggie Workman: Sculptured Sounds Pub (BMI), Andrew Cyrille: Major-A-Music Pub (ASCAP), Vijay Iyer: Multiplicity Music (SESAC). Recorded August 14, 15, 2013, at Sear Sound, NYC, by James Farber. Mixed Sept, 13, 14, 2013, at Sear Sound by James Farber and Trio 3 + Vijay Iyer. Mastered April 2, 2014, at Sony/Battery Mastering by Mark Wilder and James Farber. Photos: John Rogers. Liner notes: Amiri Baraka. Cover art: Oliver Lake. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Produced by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt and Rosmarie A. Meier.