Saxophonist/pianist/composer Peter Apfelbaum appears with two of his bandmates from his band Sparkler as the Sparkle Trio. Featuring Natalie Cressman (a veteran of the Trey Anastasio Band) on vocals and Charlie Ferguson (from Hooray For The Riff Raff) on drums, the trio offers the kind of densely layered, polyrhythmic music which Apfelbaum has long been known for with his world music big band, Hieroglyphics, but with more of an emphasis on songs - songs which cover such subjects as the ambidextrous nature of the universe, smashing fascism, the continual disappearance of things and the secret oils that drive the grass.

"An extreme in and of itself." - Tyran Grillo, ECM Reviews

"Experimental and joyful music by one of jazz's hidden treasures" - Dan Ouellette, Zeal NY

Peter Apfelbaum (piano/organ/tenor sax/vocals)
Natalie Cressman (trombone/bass/vocals)
Charlie Ferguson (drums/percussion/loops)

Photo credit: John Abbott

Photo credit: John Abbott