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Sideways Circle

by U.S.E. Trio

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M.O. 04:24
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U.S.E.—Urbina, Scarano, Eldred—adventurous, fresh, exciting, focused…honest. These are gifted musicians and Sideways Circle is their title for this debut album. It is a provocative title with implications. The trio, in fact, comes at you from multiple perspectives and angles—sideways, forward, backward, up and down, in and out, diagonally. Their music and playing are not constrained by convention; the group dynamic is organic and completely attractive; the beautifully-constructed compositions are heartfelt, ferocious, soothing, in your face, gentle. From the plaintive, yet energetic “Features of a Forgotten Face,” to the pointillistic and hard driving “One Zero Nine,” to the inward-looking “That Story About You,” to the powerful outpouring of “What Did You Think?”—and on everything in between—this band cooks at all temperatures. The music and the playing are original and deep. U.S.E.—Urbina, Scarano, Eldred. They understand the sources, their collective voice is compelling, and they know where they are going. This is a trio of the highest order.

— Norman David, Philadelphia, April 24, 2019

credits

released June 7, 2019

Andrew Urbina - saxophone
Matt Scarano - drums
Sandy Eldred - bass

Recorded on August 23, 2018 at Milkboy The Studio in Philadelphia, PA

Engineered and mixed by John Anthony
Mastered by Michael Perez-Cisneros
Album artwork by Ra-Kalam Bob Moses
Promotional materials by John Anthony
Produced by Norman David & U.S.E. Trio

Composer credits by track:
Urbina (BMI) Tracks 2, 4, 6
Scarano (BMI) Track 8
Eldred (BMI) Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9


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U.S.E. Trio Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

U.S.E. Trio formed in late 2017. The trios affinity for organic improvisation over original, and often improvised, musical forms is what inspired the project. Each member contributes compositions to the bands ever-growing repertory. U.S.E. Trio is represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble. ... more

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