After Caroline

Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore

Medium: CD
Year: 2018

Availability: Out of stock



By 2018 he doesn't have to do it. Do what? Prove himself, and maybe also demonstrate the bass clarinet worthy of leading an ensemble. Jason Stein has the bona fides these days, proof being his much admired quartet and trio Locksmith Isidore. His trio was the opening act for his sister, comedian Amy Schumer's 10,000-seat arena tour the past few years and some of that rock star juju clings to After Caroline, the fourth release by Locksmith Isidore. You can hear that in the pulse of pieces like "As Many Changes As You Need" and "We Gone" that hit as hard as any rock power trio. Drummer Mike Pride a veteran of bands like Millions Of Dead Cops, The Spanish Donkey, and Pulverize The Sound, has also recorded with Anthony Braxton and Jon Irabagon. He ignites much of this date like Max Roach, Arthur Taylor, and Elvin Jones did for Sonny Rollins trio performances. Well, not really. The closest he comes to the hip sixties bebop is on the trio's performance of John Coltrane"s "26-2." Played more or less straight, Stein displays an incredible nimbleness in his playing. Check it, yes that's a bass clarinet negotiating those spry changes.( By Mark Corroto)