Trio Beyond – Live At The Umbria Jazz Festival (2006)

FrontCover1.jpgTrio Beyond is an avant-jazz fusion organ trio, formed in 2003.

The trio was formed by drummer Jack DeJohnette and guitarist John Scofield, after conversations between the pair about how important Tony Williams was for them in that he provided musical influence as drummer and bandleader. Organist Larry Goldings, another admirer of Williams’ uncanny sense of time and rhythmic pulse, was invited to join Scofield and DeJohnette to form the trio that pays tribute to The Tony Williams Lifetime band of the 1970s.

The trio have performed many concerts since their formation. A concert from the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the 2004 London Jazz Festival was released in 2006 on ECM. The double disc album was named Saudades. (by wikipedia)

Here´s a broadcast recrding from the Umbria Jazz Festival, Perudia/Italy.

With the exception of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew, Tony Williams’s group Lifetime–the pioneering late ’60s trio featuring organist Larry Young, and guitarist John McLauglin–wrote the book on jazz-rock fusion. This 2004 London concert features two former Miles sidemen as well as Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, and Larry Goldings, who was contacted by Williams to join his band before his untimely death in 1997.


It brilliantly updates music from Lifetime’s seminal recordings Emergency! and Turn it Over. DeJohnette succeeded Williams in Davis’s band, and his articulated drumming drives Scofield’s blues-trenched, Hendrixian guitar licks and Goldings’s evocative organ voicings, electric piano, and digital sampling. Their rewiring of the combustible blues “If,” the spacey ballad “As One,” and the rock-out numbers “Spectrum” and “Emergency” shows that this music is as durable as it is dynamic. The cooperatively composed title track further highlights Williams’s never-ending influence and the exceptional improvisational acumen of these musicians. (by Eugene Holley, Jr.)


Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Larry Goldings (organ)
John Scofield (guitar)


01. Punjab (Henderson) 9.41
02. Medley 18.38
02.1. As One (Goldings)
02.2. Allah Be Praised (Young)
02.3. Saudades (DeJohnette/Scofield/Goldings)
03. If (Henderson)
04. Pee Wee (Williams) 14.29
05. Emergency (Williams) 18.06
06. Out Of The City (Scofield) 7.48



2 thoughts on “Trio Beyond – Live At The Umbria Jazz Festival (2006)

  1. I am really looking into this one! But it’s not available anymore… Any chance of a lucky owner of this show to share it again?


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