Tim Garland, Joe Locke & Geoffrey Keezer "Storms/Nocturnes" [SJL1017]
"Performed by a trio of virtuoso instrumentalists Storms/Nocturnes more than lives-up to it’s billing as a collective trio. Garland plays each of his three horns as though it were his main axe, projecting both gravitas and fire. Geoff Keezer and Joe Locke play with phenomenal craft and invention, making you forget that the unit includes neither bassist nor a drummer" - 4 ½ Stars - Down Beat
"Astoundingly varied and inspired. It hardly gets better than this. ESSENTIAL JAZZ CD of the month." - Mojo Magazine
"Jazz CD of the week - FIVE STARS" - Birmingham Post.
"Flows so naturally and is so hypnotic, you just want to sit back and enjoy" - Jazziz
"Garland takes time out from being Chick Corea’s saxophonist to produce a fascinating set with Geoff Keezer and Joe Locke, with the result that just three musicians are able to create an amazing variety of sounds and moods" - The Guardian
"The blend of the three instruments is marvelous, and these guys seem to know it -- they thrive on the sound, playing off one another with great sensitivity and fire". - 4 STARS David R. Adler, All Music Guide
Reviews for this outstanding album flow with enthusiasm, but it is only when you hear the music for the first time that you realise how brilliant these players have captured something new and vital. Inspired by a combined love of jazz, blues, classical and world music, all three musicians explore their highly accomplished writing and playing talents to the full. When the trio in question are Tim Garland, Geoffrey Keezer and Joe Locke – masters all, with global reputations to match, the innovation and execution is truly breathtaking.