Here Comes the Nice Guy Trio

Here Comes the Nice Guy Trio

by The Nice Guy Trio
     
 
The accordion has been a much maligned instrument, though in the right hands it is very useful in a jazz setting. The Nice Guy Trio consist of trumpeter Darren Johnston, bassist Daniel Fabricant, and accordion player Rob Reich, while the band is augmented by additional musicians on seven of the 11 tracks on its debut CD. Pedal steel guitarist See more details below

Overview

The accordion has been a much maligned instrument, though in the right hands it is very useful in a jazz setting. The Nice Guy Trio consist of trumpeter Darren Johnston, bassist Daniel Fabricant, and accordion player Rob Reich, while the band is augmented by additional musicians on seven of the 11 tracks on its debut CD. Pedal steel guitarist David Phillips has the opening solo in a sensational reinvention of Charles Mingus' hilarious "Fables of Faubus," which mixes elements of country and cabaret with post-bop in their humorous but swinging send-up of the composition written in response to the then-Arkansas governor's racist behavior. The trio's spirited take of free jazz composer Ornette Coleman's "Folk Tales" captures the essence of the saxophonist's piece while giving it a very different sound. The remaining tracks are originals by members of the trio, highlighted by the Gyspy-meets-India flavor of Johnston's "Apples," which adds Sameer Gupta on tabla, along with Reich's infectious "Unicycle Cocek," adding percussionist Aaron Keirbel, which sounds like traditional Jewish music adapted into world jazz. This debut CD is a promising session by the Nice Guy Trio, who make a fine effort to cut through the outpouring of run-of-the-mill predictable jazz flooding the marketplace.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
Label:
Porto Franco Records
UPC:
0852515002006
catalogNumber:
3

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nice Guy Trio   Primary Artist
Dave Philips   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Sameer Gupta   Tabla,Guest Appearance
Dina Maccabee   Violin,Guest Appearance
Darren Johnston   Trumpet,Group Member
Alex Kelly   Cello,Guest Appearance
Rob Reich   Accordion,Group Member

Technical Credits

Charles Mingus   Composer
Myles Boisen   Producer
Ornette Coleman   Composer
John Finkbeiner   Producer,Engineer
Darren Johnston   Composer,Producer
Rob Reich   Composer,Producer
Aaron Novik   Illustrations

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