D Bayne / Tim Daisy / Kurt Johnson Trio

LML002 | Nov 2007 | CD-R

This Chicago area trio features pianist D Bayne who runs the Luminescence label; bassist Kurt Johnson who has worked with Kyle Bruckman, Lozenge & the Flying Luttenbachers and drummer Tim Daisy who plays with the Vandermark 5, Scott Rosenberg, the Engines, Triage & Klang. This disc was recorded live in the studio in November of 2001. Mr. Bayne, who also leads a fine septet on this same label, wrote all of the songs here. "The Sea Doesn't Run Away" opens as a hushed, spacious ballad with subtle, eerie mallet-work by Mr. Daisy. This piece has the lush and lyrical vibe of the Bill Evans Trio of the mid-sixties, moving in lovely expansive waves. Bayne is a fine composer and each piece is strong and thoughtfully conceived and played. "Cranes Wheel and Whirl and Are Gone" is a lovely, laid back and exquisite work, calm and dreamy. "Irreverent" speeds up and slows down organically with a rich and graceful elegance that is most touching. In some ways this disc is more mainstream sounding than most things we review here, yet I still find this disc to be immensely charming and exciting on a more restrained level. Often beautiful beyond words.

Bruce Lee Gallanter

Downtown Music Gallery

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