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Tipping Point

by Jason Smith

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Drummer Jason Smith leads Gary Husband (on piano and Fender Rhodes -- but more widely known for his work as the world-class drummer with Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, and many others) and Dave Carpenter (the late acoustic bassist and L.A. session legend) through a set of unconventional standards, executed with a deft blend of audacity and authenticity.From the moment the music commences, the conventions of the "classic piano trio" are shelved in favor of bold, expressionistic strokes. The musicians unravel meter and melody into a whimsical triple helix of bending, arcing, swooping lines -- converging at unexpected junctures that demand both a mastery of technique and a joyous sense of adventure.This is risk-taking, no-holds-barred jazz at its' most adventurous."... it's about honesty, open-mindedness, strong material and broad-scoped playing that stands on its own without resorting to devices that ultimately time-stamp a group." -John Kelman, All About Jazz

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released December 15, 2012

JASON SMITH: drums
GARY HUSBAND: acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
DAVE CARPENTER: acoustic bass

Recorded live at The Jazz Bakery, L.A., CA, on May 15, 2006. Recorded by Sandy Solomon.
Mixed & Mastered by Sandy Solomon at KSM Studios, L.A., between October & November 2006.
Produced by Kenneth Kubernik.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic

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