Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, and Bill Stewart Trio
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The trio of guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart highlights an unusual camaraderie of three world-class players who make up what The New York Times described as "one of the best organ trios of the past decade." All members of the "Young Lions" jazz movement of the 1990's, they are now firmly established jazz stars who have been performing and recording together for 25 years. They have recorded nine albums and two DVDs together and in a review of their 2014 release, Ramshackle Serenade, Downbeat Magazine said, "The whole album subtly subverts n organ-trio cliches, offering not chicken-shack party stomps but instead some hip after-hours atmospherics...4 stars." Best known in the jazz realm, Larry Goldings has also, over the years, been in high demand as a sideman in the funk, pop, and electronic music worlds. He has been closely associated with artists like Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny, and James Taylor, and in 2007, along with Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield, received a Grammy nomination for their album, Trio Beyond - Saudades. Peter Bernstein has been an integral part of the jazz scene since 1989 and has worked with everyone from Jimmy Cobb, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, and Dr. Lonnie Smith to Brad Mehldau, Diana Krall, and Joshua Redman. His recognizable guitar voice graces over a hundred recordings and he has recorded six highly regarded albums as a leader. Bill Stewart made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield's band, collaborating with him for five years (1990-1995). Now one of the most sought after jazz drummers in the world, his playing bears the influence of melodic and hard swinging drummers like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette, while he has created a voice that is very much his own and which is already influencing a younger generation of drummers.