Three Musicians is NY-based pianist/composer, Joan Stiles' 3rd CD, a joyful, interactive outing with Joel Frahm (sax) and Matt Wilson (drums). The trio glides and grooves through various jazz styles in brilliant yet accessible explorations of standards, show tunes, Monk, Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, and even some Beatles and Clapton. Highlights include collages on Love - "My Funny Valentine" meets "Sunshine of Your Love" and Money - "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" meets "Can't Buy Me Love." Stiles' compositions - "West End Boogie", a soulful, rhythmic blues, and the Gillespie/Dameron inspired "Bebopicity" add to the eclectic mix.
Hurly-Burly (Stiles' last CD OBD9001) garnered a 4-star Downbeat review and topped Jazz Week Radio charts.
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