Trialogue

Trialogue

Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney, and Will Clipman

Heart Dance Records

Renowned cross-genre flutist Sherry Finzer and guitarist Darin Mahoney made one of the more enjoyable albums of 2013, Transformation, a superb blend of desert ambiance and New Age melodicism. On Trialogue, the pair team up with world-class drummer and percussionist Will Clipman, and the results are every bit as spectacular as Transformation, with the added pizzazz of Clipman’s superb rhythms layered over Finzer’s flutes and Mahoney’s guitars. Here, the mood is less subdued than on Transformation, as the music touches on jazz (“Cote d’Ivoire,” “Top Down”), folk rock (“Dark Horse”) and world beat (“Midnight in Marrakech”), among other styles. It’s a superb, cruising-down-the-highway listen.

October 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman