The best jazz comes in threes
Neil Cowley Trio return to the Barbican with a newfound swagger and a new album to boot. Last time around, they were accompanied by a 30-piece string ensemble; now it's time to strip things back to the bare bones. Together, Neil Cowley, Evan Jenkins and Rex Horan produce a sound that is greater than the sum of their parts. Joyous melodies fuse with dazzling piano and wandering bass. Breathe deeply and let their exquisite melodies wash over you. Feels good man. Latecomers may not be admitted.
"It’s a recording of hidden depths and on-the-pulse sonic values that signals a bright new chapter in the Neil Cowley Trio story."