Jack Pescod grooves like no pianist I’ve seen lately. The hooks are catchy, the harmonies difficult, neat and progressive. It’s virtually as if Jimmy Web page or Albert Hammond Jr. had turned to Jazz piano.
Though not as ‘business’ or at the least ‘poppy’ as a number of the different piano trios working in Northern Europe at present, the Barcode Trio are on the forefront of the jazz scene, with a blistering reside act to whip up essentially the most conservative of audiences.
Continuously, and because of their tendencies to crossover, they’ve been in comparison with EST. Though a reference to the Ramsey Lewis Trio would maybe be a extra apt comparability for the Barcode Trio, provided that each acts take pleasure in slipping into extra dance-like and ‘flip the celebration out’ grooves.
The staple theme of the repertoire of the Barcode Trio is to not improvise concepts from the woodshed as a lot as extra conventional jazz bands might choose, however relatively to improvise across the groove including melodic, repetitive and infectious riffs excessive. In consequence their set is cleverly constructed with properly thought out unison components delivered with youthful spirit and enthusiasm.
Pescod is a person possessed when on the keyboard. His physique oozes piano riffery as he runs up and down the keyboard with all of the grace and fireplace of a virtuoso. The fervour is there in abundance, the enjoyment as he tears via N.W.O. and the exclamations as he voices alongside to his fingers.
Sam Nadel on drums and Herbert Gracey on the bass lay it down in your pocket while Pescod directs and intuits. A should have album for devotees to an act which are simply scratching on the floor and a reside act to not be missed.