Recommended: Mark Wade Trio – “Moving Day”


The latest from the Mark Wade Trio gives the sense that they’re really settling in as a working unit.  There’s a confidence to their method of revealing the lovely melody to “Autumn Leaves” time and again that’s emblematic of Moving Day, and how their flight patterns are locked in place.  From a rhythmic perspective, the bassist is the conversational bond between pianist Tim Harrison and drummer Scott Neumann.  For the most part, that bond manifests as the shepherd to a focused message, but even when the method of engagement is one of interplay between musicians, an enduring unity shapes the flow of dialog.

This is straight-ahead modern jazz done right.  Nothing groundbreaking, nothing experimental, and everything to like.

Your album personnel:  Mark Wade (bass), Tim Harrison (piano) and Scott Neumann (drums).

Released on the Edition46 label.

Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.

Music from NYC.

Available at:  Bandcamp | Amazon