June 19, 1999 (late show)
total time: 77:35
Joseph Jarman - winds (alto sax, bass flute, flute, shawm), percussion
Leroy Jenkins - violin
Myra Melford - piano, harmonium
acoustic performance (no PA amplifiction used)
Some more Joseph Jarman coming up. This is a trio setting, wholly acoustic, without any backup from bass and regular drums, except the occasional percussion. Leroy Jenkins is a veteran of the AACM, notably for his long engagement with the Revolutionary Ensemble. Myra Melford is a pianist with a diverse background in classical music as well as jazz and blues and as can be heard from this performance, went to India and learnt to play the harmonium.
Together they weave a tapestry of chambre-like intimacy naeatly summarised in this review: The through-composed nature of much of the material along with the spare instrumentation contributes to a delicate chamber-like feel, but it’s balanced by an unusual, folksy strain of tranquillity; equally beautiful, hearty and fragile, all at once. See https://jazztimes.com/reviews/albums/equal-interest-equal-interest.
We'll have some more from this ensemble later on.