Edward Simon | Poesia [Cam Jazz, 2009]With a winning combination, it’s rarely a good idea to mess with it. Pianist Edward Simon has recorded with a number of great trios, including the one at the core of Simplicitas (Criss Cross, 2005). His music took a giant leap forward, however—in terms of composition, arrangement and performance—with Unicity (Cam Jazz, 2006), featuring bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade.
The greater freedom, latitude and time that Cam allows its artists is surely another factor, as opposed to Criss Cross’ one-day, six-hour sessions (which still, remarkably, manage to result in consistently fine releases). Patitucci and Blade return on Poesia, an album that takes the successes of Unicity to another level.
Release Date: 8/11/2009