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Jimmy Haslip Releases New Album with Scott Kinsey and Gergo Borlai: Arc Trio

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  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Low end powerhouse and former Yellowjacket backbone, Jimmy Haslip collaborates with Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) and Hungarian superstar and session guru Gergö Borlai to create the best jazz release of this decade. ARC Trio features guest appearances by Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, Steve Tavaglione and Judd Miller and delivers unbelievably listenable virtuosity.
    Jimmy Haslip was a founding member and 32 year band mate of The Yellowjackets. Mr. Haslip has been nominated for 22 Grammy awards and has won 3. Over his 50+ years of playing, he has contributed to the biggest names in music over a plethora of genres. To list a few:

    • Jazz: Al Jarreau, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans
    • Smooth Jazz: David Sanborn, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, The Rippingtons
    • Fusion: The Yellowjackets, Peter Erskine, Bela Fleck, Jeff Lorber, Allan Holdsworth and Alan Pasqua
    • Rock: Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jerry Garcia, Joe Walsh, Tommy Bolin and Gary Wright
    • Pop: Randy Newman, Bruce Hornsby, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, Gino Vannelli and Herb Alpert
    • Soul: Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Anita Baker and Roy Ayers Ubiquity
    • Blues: Robben Ford, Oz Noy, Robert Cray and Harvey Mandel

    Scott Kinsey has also played with the biggest names in jazz music. Mr. Kinsey is, in fact, the musical director of the Zawinul Legacy Band founded by Joe's eldest son, Tony Zawinul. Over the years, Scott has worked with Matthew Garrison, Alphonso Johnson, John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Peter Erskine, Mike Stern Dave Weckl, Bill Evans, Jimmy Herring, Victor Wooten, John Patitucci among others.

    Hungarian drummer Gergö Borlai began playing at age 3 and has appeared on more than 300 albums. Since 2012, Mr. Borlai is a professor at the Liceu Academy/Jazz Departement in Barcelona and has received two lifetime achievement awards, the Golden Drumstick Prize and the Artisjus Lifetime Achievement Award in Hungary. He has played with greats such as Al DiMeola and Hiram Bullock.
    Gergö Borlai, Jimmy Haslip and Scott Kinsey

    ARC Trio opens with "Owosso" as Mr. Borlai places the listener under his spell with a rhythmic trance-like groove. Slowly, Mr. Haslip enters with his hypnotic response in lock-step with Scott Kinsey's subtle assurance on keys. When asked about Arc Trio, Mr. Haslip says, "I wrote music that deals with deeper emotional experiences...searching for knowledge and opening my awareness of a world in need". Certainly, a song like "Owosso" fits this bill and is timely in these contentious times.
    The dynamic flow of ARC Trio leads followers skillfully to track four, "Viera", a song about Mr. Haslip's mother. At this point, the core trio makes introduction to guests that need no introduction. The soulful strength of Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, many others) on drums and Latin fusion hero Steve Tavaglione (Jorge Strunz, Eduardo Del Barrio, Dave Weckl, Sly & The Family Stone, Steve Winwood) on flute. This powerful tribute starts with distinct Latin rhythm and brings in Mr. Tavaglione' soaring injections. It is chaotic at first before locking in tightly and fusing genres and styles. The interplay of flute and keyboard melody is masterful on the a palette of constantly evolving drum and bass improvisation.

    ARC Trio is the biggest sound you will hear this year. The fusion of gratifying sounds, feels and styles leaves one satisfied yet craving more. When asked about live performances relating to this masterpiece, Jimmy Haslip exclaimed without hesitation, "ROCK THE HOUSE". Hold on...it's going to be wild ride!

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  2. Acoop

    Acoop Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    Looking forward to it. ...
    Rapisme likes this.
  3. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
  4. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    I've been following the drummer, Gergo Borlai for a few years. Dude is a monster. Unbelievably gifted drummer.
    Garret Graves likes this.
  5. henry2513

    henry2513 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2011
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Lol why do they always try and pose like tough guys in album pictures.
    Garret Graves likes this.
  6. asbs


    Oct 11, 2010
    get this one, very good
    Rock Salad likes this.
  7. onamission

    onamission Supporting Member

    Jimmy is a magician, one of our generations masters. This collective is powerful, tasteful and a real pleasure to listen to. Thanks Jimmy!
  8. TheMaartian

    TheMaartian Always forward. Never straight. Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Ordered. Thanks for the heads-up!
  9. Love his playing, pretty sure I’ll dig this.

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