PETER BERNSTEIN, LARRY GOLDINGS, BILL STEWART
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Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of their musical conversation on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-imagine the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation.
All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th Century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years, making multiple recordings that display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their original compositions. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the trio for charting new ground with hard-swinging, yet thoughtful music. Peter’s warm, feather-light touch and fluid improvisation with Larry Goldings’ warm hum, and Bill Stewart’s polyrhythmic and melodic focus, create a vivid combination of synergistic playing. With the trio's extensive use of the music's dynamic possibilities, the passion and joy of this amazingly versatile instrumental lineup is there for all to hear.
The group will be touring throughout the 2015-16 concert season. In addition to concerts they also offer master classes and residency programs.
The Critics Speak:
“…the best organ trio of the last decade.”- The New York Times.
“… this trio has developed one of the most identifiable sounds in jazz today.”- All Music.
"After all these years, this trio still manages to make magic whenever it hits the studio. It doesn't get much better than this." - All About Jazz.
“This is a killer organ trio barrage that’s deep in the pocket. Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart have a natural feel for this music, laying down a groove that lets each soloist float across the tunes.” - Downbeat Magazine.
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607