Drawing its membership from the World Saxophone Quartet, the Cecil Taylor Unit, and the John Coltrane Quartet, TRIO 3 is a true super group of the jazz avant-garde, a self-described "band where the music is the leader."
Drummer Andrew Cyrille developed his craft at the Juilliard School and studied with Philly Joe Jones before joining iconoclastic pianist Cecil Taylor's group in 1964. It was a turning point that allowed his pan-metrical approach to the kit to blossom and pave the way for a new kind of drummer, freed from the constraints of mere time-keeping.
Oliver Lake is best known for his piercing, blues tone of the alto saxophone, but he is also a flutist, a poet and a visual artist.
Reggie Workman is an expressive, first-call double bassist whose playing provides a direct link between the classic sessions of Blue Note Records' heyday and the present day free jazz scene. In the '50s and '60s, Workman worked with a who's who of mid-century jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter and Yusef Lateef.