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Ron Kadish Trio

by Ron Kadish Trio

Mostly original, straight ahead trio jazz, played by three friends with creative fun in mind.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. Alliteration
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2. A Rose For Viola
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3. You & The Night & The Music
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4. A Dream About Mal Waldron
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5. Is It Loudin' Nuff?
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6. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
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7. Skunkitology
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8. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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9. Under
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Album Notes
Bassist, educator, composer, and bandleader Ron Kadish has been a staple of the phenomenal music scene in and around Bloomington, Indiana since 1993 when he dropped out of graduate school to pursue a freelance career.

In the ensuing years, his musical journey has taken him down many roads: from touring string sections backing up John Denver and the Moody Blues to rhythm sections backing up Mark Robinson, Merrie Sloan, and the mainstays of the Bloomington music scene; from jamming in a hotel room with the Master Musicians of Jajouka to jamming on stage during the 1997 Lillith Festival tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sarah Mc Lachlan, and Paula Cole; from the bass section of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to cutting demos with John Mellencamp. In the process he has played in concert halls, arenas, university student buildings, school auditoriums, outside ampitheaters, private golf courses, public downtowns, bars, and countless other venues throughout the United States and Europe …. and been in a ton of hotel rooms all over.

As a composer, Ron has written for local bands Postmodern Jazz Quartet, OffRamp Quartet, and Salaam; and has written jingles and theme songs for Bloomington area businesses- his most recent commission being tutto bene wine café.

Ron leads or has led many bands throughout the years in Bloomington, including the seminal world music fusion ensemble Salaam which toured regionally and release several CDs during the 1990s. Recent projects include original jazz group OffRamp Quartet, the Ron Kadish Trio, Sarah's Swing Set (, the Postmodern Jazz Quartet, Hatbacks ( and Ron Kadish/Jeff Isaac Duo.

This CD, Ron Kadish Trio, represents Ron's first album as leader. We hope you enjoy it.


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Dan Sumner

Ron Kadish Trio: bass in command
The bassist led trio is a somewhat uncommon occurrence in the world of recorded jazz. One thinks of the great trios led by bass luminary Ray Brown as an exemplar of this format. The 2010 self-titled release, “Ron Kadish Trio” provides another opportunity to experience this sound.
The bass is definitely in command on this recording. It is beautifully recorded, and mixed front and center providing the listener the opportunity to hear all of Kadish’s musical ideas loudly and clearly. It also is most certainly the rhythmic engine in this group. From the driving, walking swing of the opener “Alliteration” through the many triple-meter pieces, and to the driving finisher “Under” the bass artfully holds down the grooves giving drummer Matt Margeson room to work. Kadish solos first on many of the tracks, as is common practice for the leader of a jazz group, and consistently delivers musical, thoughtful and melodic offerings. Hs solo on Schwartz & Dietz’s “You and the Night and the Music” deserves particular praise for its rhythmic drive and melodic content.
The set list of standards and original material on this recording is well formed. It allows the listener to be introduced to new material while consistently referring back to known and well-loved tunes. Max Marshall handles the piano role well, demonstrating a deep knowledge of the compositions and displaying a formidable technique. I would like to hear the piano use a wider variety of voicings and accompaniment techniques. This would help to broaden the sonic palette and add interest especially in small group settings.
Margeson’s drum work is solid throughout. He listens and responds appropriately to Kadish and Marshall, and solos well. A few times throughout this record, he does tend to lean on the bass a bit to heavily for rhythmic support however. Projecting a stringer individual swing would allow the other members of the group more rhythmic room, and result in a stronger feel.
This reviewer found the piano to sound slightly out of tune throughout the recording. Maybe a brand new, and freshly tuned Fazioli for the next recording? I would also like to hear a bit more “room sound” in the mix. The individual instruments are recorded and mixed well, but what I believe is lacking is a sense of being in the room with the instruments. The switch in instrumentation, (to electric instruments) on the last tune “Under” was a bit jarring after an entire set of acoustic music. Perhaps this would fit better on an entirely electric recording?
Overall, this is an excellent effort by the Ron Kadish Trio. This jaded reviewer has given it several spins and has always been drawn into the music. I recommend this recording as being well worth adding to your collection and/or giving as a holiday gift this year.