Artist: Dan Fortin Trio
Recorded at The Music Gallery ("Emergents II"), January 30, 2015.Dan Fortin Trio - Relativity
This instalment of the Emergents series would later take a turn towards the extra-musical in its second half, with a collaboration between Claire Harvie and Robin Dann creating a whimsical archaeology of their parents' basements, stopping for snacktime en route to the recitals of voicemail messages. But the opening set saw bassist Dan Fortin (Dann's bandmate in Bernice) leading a more conventional trio alongside Michael Davidson (vibes) and David French (tenor sax). Their tunes had some straight-up jazz dynamics, but also space for sonic exploration with Fortin integrating pre-recorded musical elements into some of the pieces. This one (composed by Davidson) doesn't have any of those excursions, but establishes a nice groove. Expect to hear some recordings from the quartet version of this unit soon.