LEONARD, SKROWCZEWSKI, ZAPPA TRIO

Visions

(Archive / Edition) CD $14.00

The debut recording from the trio of bassist Mark Leonard, percussionist Nick Skrowczewski, and saxophonist Stanley Zappa released by Bill Dixon on his Archive/ Edition imprint. Twelve tracks -- seven of which were recorded by Steven Lobdell of Davis Redford Triad and Faust -- influenced by the warm and tasteful tone of bebop pioneer Dexter Gordon, sympathetic to Dixon’s willingness to explore the limits of expression, and tempered by a Satie-like adherence to brevity and avoidance of tiresome, interminable pyrotechnics. Leonard and Zappa have worked as occasional sidemen in groups led by Rashid Bakr (Cecil Taylor’s longtime drummer), Zappa has also played with Lawrence Cook.