Joan Stiles – Three Musicians

November 1, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: joan stiles, joel frahm, matt wilson


For her third album release, pianist Joan Stiles teams with drummer Matt Wilson and saxophonist Joel Frahm for an engaging musical exploration titled Three Musicians. There’s a rawness to the interplay that feels completely live and not overproduced. Instead, what you hear are three great talents who are very accomplished with their chosen instruments and the combination of three is terrific.The songs selected here are mostly covers, including tunes by Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn and Jerome Kern, but the arrangements that Stiles brings to them gives them freshness. This is a great musical ride, one that is well worth the trip .

Click here to listen to a clip of “O.W.”.

Tracks: Everything’s Coming Up Roses, In The Sunshine of My Funny Valentine’s Love, West End Boogie, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Lucky To Be Me, All The Things You Are, Blood Count, O.W., Introspection, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime/Can’t Buy Me Love, Bebopicity.