Michael Story trio
So you want more
This is my trio's 2nd album, an exploration in collective improvisation with a melodic and rhythmically open focus. Many of tunes lead themselves to be torn apart and put back together in a very organic way, with open improvising throughout the trio.
"...the shared quality is lyricism and deeply satisfying melodic flow. Here surely is an object lesson in how intensity can be focused in inward-looking music of enduring beauty."
- Steve Robertson (PBSfm)
"...like a slow story well told, 'You Broke Me' expresses resignation, then refusal to give in and finally emergence to crystal clarity."
"Brief 'Beach Interlude' is a deliciously angular, percussive trip into inner space. The piano's lyrical beauty shines in 'Song for Rach' and on 'Black Booty' its elegiac mood lifts into swing."
"Can we listen to more? Yes, we can."
- Roger Mitchell
Melbourne's Sunday Herald Sun
released April 4, 2009
Recorded May, June 2008 Victorian College of The Arts, Melbourne
Michael Story - Bass, Luke Howard - Piano, Daniel Farrugia - Drums
Recorded by Myles Mumford Mixed by Hadyn Buxton Mastered by Philip Rex
Produced by Michael Story