RCD2104 - Scorch Trio: Melaza (CD)
Fourth album from the free spirited power trio that UK magazine The Wire described as a group whose “scope of improvisational ideas is breathtaking. To be able to both listen and react at this level of intensity is a rare gift”. Scorch Trio should need no further introduction by now, apart from the significant fact that Chicago based drummer Frank Rosaly has taken over the drum stool from Paal Nilssen-Love and is doing a remarkable job in both keeping the group sound intact while bringing new blood and energy to the proceedings. Guitarist Raoul Björkenheim and bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten are also on top form in a group that never looks back but continue to explore the possibilities of the classic trio format.
As with the previous albums, ”Melaza” was recorded live in the studio with a minimum of overdubs, this time by Robert Mussi at Bill Laswell´s New York studio.