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Boomkat Product Review:
Something of a legend within the jazz world, cellist and composer Fred lonberg-Holm has made a name for himself beyond the confines of the genre working with artists like Will Oldham, Simon Joyner, Wilco and Califone as well as playing in a seemingly endless list of groups including the Boxhead Ensemble and the Vandermark 5. After dedicating previous releases to the works of fellow cellist Fred Katz and reinterpreting songs by artists like Syd Barrett, Cat Power and Jeff Tweedy, this latest body of recordings with his trio (completed by Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums) sees Lonberg-Holm behind the composition of all the pieces included. There's a curious compromise between outwardly expressive free music and more structured performance here - perhaps because the cello isn't an instrument you'd ordinarily associate with jazz improvisation, you may find yourself being constantly surprised by the kind of explosive gestures that erupt from Lonberg-Holm fingers. The fluent low-register legato sequences of 'And You Smile' make for especially beautiful listening, 'There Never Was A Reason' is an example of the Trio's more romantic-sounding pieces, treading comparatively familiar ground for the lead instrument, sounding rather like a particularly lyrical Rachel's track at times. On "Terminal Valentine", as ever, Fred Lonberg-Holm's playing is a joy to hear making for a rare integration of technique and melody.