Friday, August 3, 2007

Koko at Velvet

Caught the Koko Trio at The Velvet Lounge last Thursday night.

In their second set, the group presented a series of original works by leader Mike Avery (drums). I especially enjoyed the extended piece entitled, "The Children's Suite". "Chi City" also offered something enjoyable for the ear. Soloing was fine by every player, but I particularly noted the interventions of bassist Nils Hollenberger. It seemed that at every opportunity he was able to really pick things up and offer interesting thoughts.

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