Artifacts Trio

Astral Spirits, 2021CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Artifacts Trio features drummer Mike Reed, cellist Tomeka Reid and flutist Nicole Mitchell on …and then there’s this. They are all prominent, influential members in the third generation of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM). Each of the Chicago-based musicians stretch out on this eclectic set of structured free fusion. Reed’s explosive energy is contagious and Reid and Mitchell balance it with rich, improvised solos.


Publicist: Fully Altered Media