Larry Goldings / Peter Bernstein / Bill Stewart

Perpetual Pendulum

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Larry GoldingsPeter Bernsteinand Bill Stewart celebrate over three decades as a trio witPerpetual Penduluma scintillating program combining their clever originals with fresh takes on jazz classicsAnd, while 30 years is not quite an eternityalthough in jazz terms, it might as well be – they show no signs of slowing down.

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"Two of the best organ trios of the last decade have featured the same three players. Technically speaking, it's just one group, variously billed as the Larry Goldings Trio (on several albums) or the Peter Bernstein Trio (on a recent DVD). Consisting of Mr. Goldings on organ, Mr. Bernstein on guitar and Bill Stewart on drums, it fulfills all of the standard criteria capably and rewardingly, without trying to reinvent the wheel."

Nate Chinen (New York Times )

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Perpetual Pendulum is also their debut release on Smoke Sessionswhich has some historical significance related to their origins as a trio. Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, the label’s parent venue, was opened on the former site of Augie’s Jazz Bar, where Goldings, Bernstein and Stewart first performed together and established their rapport on a regular Thursday night gig starting in 1989. They also recorded Perpetual Pendulum at New York’s Sear Sound Studio Awhich is also where therecorded their second outing together, 1992’s Light Blue and 30 years after the release of their debut album, Goldings’ 1991 album The Intimacy of the Blues

If it’s challenging to imagine a band with the kind of longevity that Goldings, Bernsteinand Stewart share, it’s even more rare to find one maintaining their brilliant level of musicianship and chemistry and that is not lost on the trio

“We all really dig each other, and that's probably the most important thing,” Goldings says in an attempt to explain the trio’s in definable chemistry. There’s a lot of crossover in what we like to play and listen to, and our individual visions of jazz tend to align. It’s hard to say, because we never really discuss it; we just try to make good records. We came up together. ”Bernstein concurs.“ I think we all share a pure feeling of gratitudeWith these cats, I feel pressured to play my best because they’ve heard everything I can do. At the same time, I feel comfortable trying anything with them because I know whatever I do, they're going to hold it together. We’ve all grown through our individual experiences, but we always come back to this. And it's only getting better.”

Band Line Up

Larry Goldings (organ)

Peter Bernstein (guitar)

Bill Stewart (drums)