Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Accomplished yet unappetizing
SILK | 07/14/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've heard Marc Cary perform live, and I know he's wonderful: a soulful player with chops. Trillium, however, flowers to life exactly once. Marc plays an Abbey Lincoln song My Love is You; it's the only work that's emotionally and aesthetically engaging. The other songs aren't dishonest --I just didn't like them. The somber piece with the burnished sounding flute could almost be effective if it weren't so repetitive. Cary's strengths as a pianist are more in the poet-painter mode of Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans than say the cooker, burner types. For most of Trillium, he seems determined to play against the aspects of his style that I've enjoyed elsewhere, and thus, this cd just doesn't "work for me," as they say in Latte Land."
What's the difference between good and great
SILK | New England, USA | 01/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I let the cd rate itself. I put it on and listened, and next thing I knew, I had put the rest of the maarc cary cd's in the player. He creates a mood that trancends my present state of mind and that is a good thing. It leads, yet it plays the background, yeah, it leads as it plays the background."
What's not to like?
John B | Atlanta, GA USA | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD (as well as Marc Cary himself) is one of my very favorites, and I very highly recommend repeated listenings. Each cut represents most of the best of the artist's eccletic good style and taste. I can, however, (considering individual tastes) understand the criticism. Cary's music (like many fine things) can be an aquired taste. This holds especially true for those who like their jazz to keep close to what has been played before. This music is for those who like to reach out, those who strive to do more than just "Listen". It's for those who like to feel. Jazz is art, and art is the production of human creativity. Trillium was created a fine practicioner in the realm of jazz and improvised music. The rhythm section is one the most respected around (listen to Jason Moran's "Facing Left" for another fine example), it doesn't remind one at all of the infamous "young lion" syndrome, it has rhythm, soul, style, class, virtuosity, imagination, improvisation, fun, and the sound of surprise. All due respect.........What's not to like?"