Stephen McQuarry Trio – Azure

October 29, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: Azure, Greg German, Mandala Records, Stephen McQuarry, Ted Burik

(Mandala Records)

Pianist Stephen McQuarry leads his trio in a beautiful work of musical synchronicity. Azure is a cross-section of soothing ballads and upswinging tunes, all written by McQuarry. The chemistry of the trio is that of a group of musicians who are familiar with each other and like playing together. The lineup includes Ted Burik on bass and Greg German on drums. Both as a musician and a composer, McQuarry has a musical voice that is pleasing to the ear and soul. This is a fantastic recording.

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Tracks: Blues For Jack, Azure, Lunar, Little Brown House, Sunday Afternoon, Azadeh, A View From My Heart, You Never Know, 34 Miles Away, Lydia