Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TMT: Toren-Morris-Taddeo Trio - Star Ballad (2017)

TMT Trio is a collaboration of Cat Toren (piano), Angela Morris (saxophone) and Anthony Taddeo (drums). Based between NYC and Cleveland, they perform original compositions and collaborative improvisations. TMT's bass-free instrumentation showcases the multifaceted chamber music character of the piano and explores the extension of the roles of all three instruments.

01. Michigan Central Station 06:40
02. Comet Song 07:04
03. Lining 08:22
04. Construction 11:17
05. Star Ballad 06:03
06. ESP 05:07

Angela Morris – tenor saxophone
Cat Toren – piano
Anthony Taddeo – drums

Sam Blakeslee – trombone on track 1

Tracks 1, 4 composed by Cat Toren (SOCAN)
Tracks 2, 5 composed by Anthony Taddeo (BMI)
Track 2 composed by Angela Morris (SOCAN)
Track 6 composed by Wayne Shorter, arranged by Anthony Taddeo

Released June 6, 2017

Recorded by Cass Jewel live at the Bop Stop, Cleveland (tracks 1,4,5)
and Tom Tedesco at Tedesco Studios, NJ (tracks 2,3,6)
Mixed by Nathaniel Morgan
Mastered by Kent Heckman
Artwork by Jerry Birchfield
Design by Hannah Taddeo