The Trio of Oz, The Trio of Oz

What makes a song a “standard”? Post-modern jazzer Rachel Z. and company ponder that question on this surprising new album.
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What makes a song a “standard”? Post-modern jazzer Rachel Z. and company ponder that question on this surprising new album. Here, Rachel, drumlegend Omar Hakim, and bassist Maeve Royce rework iconic pop tracks into inspired, improvisational fare. Not convinced yet? Check out the Trio’s re-imagined version of Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Possess Your Heart,” with a harmonic interlude straight out of Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay.” Recommended. (Ozmosis | thetrioofoz.com)

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