There is a problem that a lot of people have with the classic jazz trio. The saxophone as the only true solo instrument floating over some fancy rhythms mostly doesn't do the job. That is why the Blind Monk Trio from Liverpool are showing their own approach on their new album "Coulrophobia" by blending all instruments together into one rock band like sound that bursts with dynamics.
On a total of 8 tracks you will still find some improvisations and classic trio stuff but it all circulates around a clear song structure in each tune. This album is not really about haunting harmonies or nice melodies - it is all about the dynamics. Each song creates a certain tension and is constructed by a rhythmic foundation that blends into the lead voice. This way the classical jazz character is questioned by influences you will find in all kinds of music genres.
Get the full stream on Bandcamp.