"Everything about this album,which should contend for debut of the year honors,is a resounding success.The music swings effortlessly,every utterence is gorgeous and the recording is intimate and beautiful" Full Review
"OWL Trio is ear candy with depth and substance.These guys are creative restless explorers" Full Review
- STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE
"The chemistry, sensitivity and simpatico sensibilities exhibited by these three young men are evident at every turn....OWL Trio is one of those records that finds power in quiet expression, not raised volume or aggression. Lund, Vinson and le Fleming make for an absorbing combination" Full Review
- ALL ABOUT JAZZ
New OWL Trio EP "Arts & Letters" available now!
In 2013, the OWL Trio, a group formed from the decade-long musical relationship between bassist Orlando le Fleming, guitarist Lage Lund and saxophonist Will Vinson, released its eponymous debut on Losen Records, to instant critical acclaim. It's not often these days that a group is able to create an unmistakable sound all their own, but the OWL Trio's variety of chamber-jazz, informed by a love of timbre, an audiophile sensibility, and deep musical interaction, is just that.
While the first record focused on an exploration of the outer reaches of the American Songbook, Arts and Letters turns to (to a varying degree) lesser-known compositions by giants of modern jazz, including Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and Jim Hall, and Brazilian legend Guinga, flanked by two special free improvisations, the likes of which the group has become known for.
Recorded at the famed Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, the extraordinary acoustic of the space becomes an equal part of the band sound, producing nothing short of a sonic feast.