"Denotes the difference between reviving jazz for a new market and reinventing it for a new experience." -- San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Golden Arm Trio’s debut self-titled album is a constantly morphing trip through hard, beat-driven jazz to experimental sounds to classical lyricism, all the while making you want to hear more, which is quite an accomplishment for an instrumental record.
The album features everything from composer/leader Graham Reynolds on prepared piano to a full live band. Perhaps because of this album's focus on Graham’s work with saxophones, it is often categorized as some breed of jazz. But this eclectic creative epiphany ventures into a new musical frontier that at once demands the ears of both the classical and jazz worlds. A must have for anyone interested in the current underground classical movement.
“Graham Reynolds...rewrites the rules of modern jazz.” -- San Francisco Weekly