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Trio of Stridence

Trio of Stridence - Auditur Periculosum - 2013 - Ind.

The Trio Of Stridence came into existence back in early 2002, during a jam session of the following musicians - Alex Masi (guitar), Jeffrey Allan (bass), Paul Marangoni (drums) after which they persued a recorded effort called Pastrami Standards (released in 2005). In the summer of 2010, Paul Marangoni began work on a second CD, Auditur Periculosum which was subsequently released in Jan 2013. The constant in The Trio of Stridence is dummer Paul Marangoni. He began drumming at the age of 13. He writes: "I was initially inspired by the music and drumming of The Beatles, The Who, Cream, Badfinger, The Raspberries, Boston, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Rush, Van Halen, etc. As my understanding and skills grew, he became interested in bands like Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Brand X, Jethro Tull, Bruford, UK, and Frank Zappa. Eventually, I found myself interested in (or obsessed with) music with more improvisational aspects. I found myself listening to the Pat Metheny Group, Allan Holdsworth, Weather Report, Jean Luc Ponty, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever, Jeff Beck, Jaco Pastorius, Tony Williams, etc. In turn, this lead to a new appreciation for the music of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, etc. Although I was self-taught at first, I eventually studied privately and worked out of the standard books, such as "Syncopation" and "Stick Control", as well as more recent classics like Gary Chaffee's series of books. I found the study of polyrhythms and metric-modulation very interesting and Gary's books are the cream of the crop in that area. More recently, I've been working through John Riley's books and they're really transforming my playing for the better. Some bands and artists I've worked with include: The Trio of Stridence, Freddie Curci, Alex Masi, The Brothers Dimm, Looks Like Rain, Janeen Leah, Andie Duncan, Andy Curran, Warren Toll, FM, Zappacosta, The Works, Adrian Davison, David Gibson, and Coney Hatch". © ProGGnosis 2000 - 2013 where appropriate - All rights reserved. http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_DETAIL.aspx?AID=7677

The Trio Of Stridence was formed in early 2002 when guitarist Alex Masi was playing improvisational music and jamming with regulars in The Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles. Drummer Paul Marangoni and bassist Jeffrey Allan were later invited to join Alex. The trio held a regular spot at Canter's Deli where they played fusion covers as well as their own compositions and a lot of improvisational jamming. The trio also was popular at several other venues around L.A where they played under the name of "The Trio Of Doom", a name borrowed from the very short lived band featuring John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius and Tony Williams who only played one gig in Havana, Cuba but still had a major influence on Alex Masi’s brand of fusion. The Trio of Stridence had a loyal fan base and was featured in the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section in 2003. The trio still played Canter's Deli at more irregular intervals, and in early 2004, recorded down some of their best material on the exceptional jazz fusion covers album "Pastrami Standards" which was recorded over a 12 month period between band members’ other engagements. In 2010, drummer Paul Marangoni decided to revive the band, and along with bassist Peter Bakaja, and guitarists Allen Hinds, Luca Mantovanelli, and Alex Milella the group recorded “Auditur Periculosum” which was recorded over a three year period. Like the band’s first album, “Pastrami Standards”, this is another great album of brilliantly played instrumental jazz rock fusion covers of tracks composed by musicians that include Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, Steve Khan, and Allan Holdsworth. An album worth waiting for and VHR by A.O.O.F.C. Listen to the band’s “Pastrami Standards” album. Support real music. A huge thank you to my friend “The Francisco Kid” for this album! [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 142 Mb]


1 Jailbait - Tim Landers 5:15 [From Billy Cobham's "Observations & Reflections" album]
2 Havona / Reza - Jaco Pastorius 9:17 [Havona is from Weather Report's "Heavy Weather" album, & Reza is on Jaco Pastorius' "Invitation" album
3 Dr. Slump - Steve Khan 6:42 [From Steve Khan's " Eyewitness" album]
4 Watermelon in Easter Hay - Frank Zappa 10:50 [From Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" album]
5 King Kong - Frank Zappa 2:09 [From Frank Zappa's "Uncle Meat" album
6 Unquity Road - Pat Metheny 3:43 [From Pat Metheny's "Bright Size Life" album]
7 Topeka - Jerry Goodman 4:07 [From Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer's "Like Children" album]
8 Temporary Fault - Allan Holdsworth 4:20 [From Allan Holdsworth's "I.O.U" album]
9 Hell's Bells - Alan Gowan, Dave Stewart 5:21 [From Bruford's "One of a Kind" album]
10 As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls - Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays 8:35 [From Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" album]


Luca Mantovanelli - Guitar on Tracks 1, 5, 6, 9 [@ www.youtube.com/Lucagtr]
Allen Hinds - Guitar on Tracks 2, 4, 7, 10 [@ www.allenhinds.com]
Alex Milella - Guitar on Tracks 3, 8 [@ www.alexmilella.com]
Peter Bakaja - Bass [@www.peterbakaja.com]
Paul Marangoni -Drums [@ www.paulmarangoni.com


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

ratso said...

Hi Mr Fingal. I quite like the version of Hells Bells, which is why I took this one. The original will probably always rock my socks more than this one though. Always nice to find a good new trio. Thanks muchely. Your friend Ratso

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, Ratso! Nobody has heard of this band, but they've put out some pretty good stuff. Only the best on this blog! TVM & TTU later...Paul