Ralph Peterson Trio Featuring The Curtis Brothers

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Master Drummer, leads cutting edge Trio! Featuring: Ralph Peterson-Drums, Zaccai Curtis-Piano, & Luques Curtis-Acoustic Bass.

Featuring music from their new release "TriAngular III" on Onyx Music & Truth Revolution Records.

A great sequel is a rarity worth waiting for. Drummer/composer Ralph Peterson returns to the trio format for only the third time in 30 years on TriAngular III, due out April 8 via Peterson's own Onyx Music label and Truth Revolution Records. This time out he's joined by brothers Zaccai and Luques Curtis on piano and bass, adding a new incarnation to the prestigious TriAngular lineage.

Recorded live at New Haven's Firehouse 12, TriAngular III provides not only a showcase for Peterson's boundless energy and imagination, but also a testament to the healing power of music.

TriAngular III will be released just days before the drummer marks a landmark 20 years drink and drug free. "I'm now approaching the balance where I've been clean longer than I ever used," he says, "and that's a powerful example of what is possible through faith. It shows the restorative and healing power of the music to move you through situations in life that can be challenging."

Given the evidence of the music contained herein, which bristles with electric interplay and abundant joy, Ralph Peterson has plenty of life and music left in him. The album is a fitting successor to its two predecessors: 1988's Triangular with Geri Allen and Essiet Essiet, and 2000's Triangular 2 with David Kikoski and Gerald Cannon.

"The trio is one of the purest vehicles for expression in this music," Peterson says. "With the right players you can sound like an orchestra."

Peterson is particularly proud of the line-up for this outing, as Luques Curtis was a student of the drummer's at Berklee College of Music and he's therefore known both brothers for nearly half their lives. "Our families have adopted each other," he says. "The fact that they're brothers makes them seem telepathic at times, and I think of them as my brothers. These two guys never rest on their laurels. They're always pushing the music forward, they're always trying to get something different out of it, and that's good for me as I get older."


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By: Nighttown