Imagine two duos performing side by side with the freedom of soloists, interacting seamlessly, producing orchestral improvisations propelled by a powerful groove and you have the basis for Trio en Medio. Featuring Bruce Dunlap (guitars), Brahim Fribgane (percussion), and John Rangel (piano, keyboards), Trio en Medio is by turns melodic and virtuosic, atmospheric and muscular, always compelling.
Bruce Dunlap – Guitar
“A tour de force” Jazz Times
“Evocative and spellbinding.” New York Times
“The grace and emotional import of fine poetry.” Jazziz
“Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso.” Elusive Disc
“A startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity.” Jazz Now “
Brahim Fribgane – Dumbek and Percussion
Born and raised in Morocco, Brahim Fribgane brings to his music the rich and varied musical styles he grew up with – North African, Gnawa, Berber, Arabic and Andalusian music. Moving to New York City in his twenties, Brahim performed Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Hindi Zahra, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Club d’Elf, Zakir Hussein, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, and Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few.
John Rangel – Piano and Keyboards
A native of New York City, John Rangel is a pianist, composer, and producer. He has performed and recorded with numerous jazz legends such as Nat Adderley, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Grusin, Sam Rivers, Billy Higgins, and many others. John has performed at Carnegie Hall, Royce Hall, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
TRIO EN MEDIO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2015 – 7:30 – $20