Thursday, December 29, 2016

USA: Allison Miller & Honey Ear Trio - Swivel Lean(2016)

Brooklyn's Honey Ear Trio — Jeff Lederer on saxophone, Rene Hart on upright bass & electronics/looping and Allison Miller on drums — have their powerful and unique take on the saxophone trio. As sidemen they've performed with artists ranging form Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bill McHenry and Branford Marsalis to Pete Seeger, James Hunter and Ani Difranco. As a trio they are creative and explosive, drawing from many genres and combining acoustic instruments with subtle electronics.

"Their remarkable chemistry in this extremely elastic acoustic trio setting is further enhanced by Hart's creative use of electronics..." - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

"...always an infectious energy, melodic joy, and sense of fun." -Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader