Jon Irabagon Trio
June 11, 2011
Moers Festival Festivaltent, Moers, Germany
Jon Irabagon - saxophone
Peter Brendler - bass
Barry Altschul - drums
This is a take on the standard "Three Little Words", covered by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and others. This is a 33-minute exercise in invention, energy and incredible stamina, most of it given to a continuous solo by Jon. An even more extreme variation of the same can be found on his recent "Foxy" where Sonny Rollins' "Doxy" is literally given a full cd treatment.
A riveting performance, to say the least. This one is posted here with Jon's approval, so here we go:
Three Little Words by kinabalu
Jon has just launched his own label, Irabbagast Records with two brand new releases, so readers are advised to seek them out. In my own language, rabbagast means something like wild man which may be true of his playing at times, but not true of his own personality. A very pleasant guy and a fan of my home town, so what more can you wish?