CD: Sam Yahel

Sam Yahel Trio: Truth And Beauty (Origin). This trio was called Yaya3 when it debuted in 2002. By whatever name, organist Yahel, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman and drummer Brian Blade depart from the standard organ trio blockbuster approach into subtlety and taste, without sacrificing propulsion. Yahel has developed impressively from his starting point, the pianistic organ style of the late Larry Young. Yahel’s, Redman’s and Blade’s degree of anticipation and interaction is stunning on the piece called “Bend The Leaves.” Pianist Brad Mehldau wrote the literate, helpful liner notes.

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