Colin Vallon Trio – Danse

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Modern jazz trio led by somber pensive piano player


Serious piano playing is at the core of this album. While there’s bass and percussion it feels like a secondary compared to Vallon. Songs tend to follow a repetitive structure of sparse starts that build towards chaos.

Tracks ‘tsunami’ and ‘smile’ force emotion on you through an intense progression. I prefer tracks like ‘sisyphe’ and ‘danse’ which seem to evolve naturally through the musicians interplay. ‘Kid’ is an album highlight, beautiful with it’s melodic sentimentality.

A lot to like if this is your style. The best I’ve heard from this trip yet.

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