Trio M in Santa Fe, NM

Mark DresserOnTour

Trio M, the all-star collective featuring pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson, will perform at GiG Performance Space in Santa Fe on March 28th in support of its new release, “The Guest House.” (Enja/Yellowbird) and perform at the GIG

“They’ve always been tight,” explains DownBeat reviewer Jim Macnie, “but this disc finds them bringing the interaction to a superb level.” The New York Times’ Nate Chinen adds, “The Guest House, the group’s excellent second album, doesn’t feel tethered to any era or dialect. With compositions by all three members, it’s a crisp, engaging ride, variously roiling or reflective, with high-wire interplay at almost every turn.”

Founded in early 2006, Trio M brings together three of the most respected veteran musicians in jazz and improvised music. Critics have called the group “always exploratory and collaborative” (Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen), “one of those rare units that can be both wildly creative and surprisingly user-friendly” (Alexander Varty, Georgia Straight) and “not only one of the most virtuosic playing today, but one of the most consistently engrossing” (Derk Richardson, The Absolute Sound).

The New York City Jazz Record’s Laurence Donohue-Greene writes, “The exploratory Trio M…continues to turn out one mesmerizing set after another, revealing their deep empathy while equally balancing composition with improvisation. Each member is readily equipped to do anything at any given moment, from soloing to laying out to changing tempo, the three moving as one, always.”