Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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The Tim Stevens Trio

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Rufus Records RF 088

Tim Stevens (pno), Ben Robertson (bs), Dave Beck (dms) - Melbourne, VIC; 11-12 Oct, 2007.

Rufus Redux/Prologue-like/Our Little Systems/Pray Without Ceasing/No it's Not/Sly-Pie/Mr Leckett's Etiquette/...the Body Desolate as a Staircase/Litanies TT 57:42.

Since I've been mainly a Sydney-sider in my years here in Oz, I do not know enough about the breadth and depth of the Melbourne scene, which is my loss. Melbournian Tim Stevens already has a couple of trio albums, plus a solo one, out on Rufus, which I haven't yet heard. But I do know that there is equally as much good jazz 'down' there as 'up' here in the harbor city. So, another piano trio album! Unlike The Necks, or (apparently) some of Stevens' past recordings, they do not go into 'collective spontaneous improvisation', but build 'on a composed and improvised repertoire developed over a 5-year collaboration', according to their promo material. …

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