Trio Nuevo

Soundroots, 2007CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 13.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist, Dick de Graff has been successful combining many music forms with jazz. Trio Nuevo links him with Michael Gustorff (violin) and Hans Sparla (accordion) to perform traditional tangos by Piazzolla and some of Dick’s new compositions. Hans handles the rhythms while Gustorff and de Graff tackle most of the lead lines including some warm tonal blends on “The Missing Link”. Special guest Sandra Coelers adds vocals and poetry to a few tracks as well, most favorably on “Melodia de Arrabal”. Among the best are “Summit” where the trio engages in what seems to be a chase and “Esperanza featuring de Graff.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz