Richard Spaven with Robert Mitchell 3io - June 2009
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Robert Mitchell 3io has its roots in its leader's long-running band, Panacea. Drummer Richard Spaven and bassist Tom Mason are the rhythm section of Panacea and, together with Robert, have been developing a real signature in this jazz trio format. Over the years the trio has honed its mix of influences (song, odd metre, freeform jazz, broken beat, hip-hop, folk) with older and more modern jazz/electronica/rock.
The Greater Good features new original compositions by Robert Mitchell, Tom Mason, and Richard Spaven/Vincent Helbers, along with arrangements of tunes by Massive Attack (Teardrop), the famously sampled Galt MacDermot (Space), and the rarely played Dance Cadaverous, written by Wayne Shorter for his 1964 album Speak No Evil.