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Album Review

Pianist Michael Cain teams up with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and soprano saxophonist Peter Epstein for some unusual trio performances on this ECM CD. The 11 group originals (by Cain and/or Alessi) alternate complex written-out sections with fairly free group improvising. Epstein's soprano and Alessi's trumpet blend together almost as if they were one person playing two horns simultaneously, while Cain's rumbling keeps the music from ever getting too tonal or comfortable. Ranging from what sounds like chamber music (it is often difficult to determine when the musicians are improvising) to stretched-out long tones and heated sections, this episodic and continually intriguing music is never predictable and rewards repeated listenings.

Biography

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s

A talented pianist who is able to fit into a typical ECM session but also shows more fire than expected, Michael Cain is thus far best-known for his association with Jack DeJohnette. Cain, who grew up in Las Vegas, began playing piano when he was four and, although he started with classical music, he was always quite interested in improvising too. He studied jazz and classical music at North Texas State University and also studied at USC and Cal Arts. While still attending the latter, Cain performed...
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  • $19.69
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Aug 1996

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