Genius can often be misunderstood, but never so much as it is in jazz music. The Tim Clarkson Trio takes their time building the melody, dropping it unexpectedly, only to start a new line. This is music that takes effort to listen to and not everybody is up to the challenge.
Slow and experimental, the only constant is the drumbeat, dragging listeners on, the saxophone has a mind of its own, but you want to hear what it’s got to say.
Listen to Land of Free Men a few times, particularly Freelance Libertarian and Bow Rider, to hear some pearls of instrumental wisdom. (SP)
BY SARAH PRITCHARD