Three Sun Sea / Press

“Welcome Three Sun Sea, a quartet of gifted young players who already have around two years of live performance experience behind them as they celebrate the release of their first recording at The Haven on May 17. Listening to the group’s debut CD This Is Not A Question, you quickly gain an appreciation for how the next generation of jazz players has been able to grasp so many parts of the music’s history. And that hasn’t stopped them from exploring original ideas in composition and improvisation, or adapting recent popular tunes to the jazz idiom. Over the six tracks on the new album you’ll find moody music that might have come from an old film noir movie, a smart, concise interpretation of John Coltrane’s classic ballad Naima, more extended explorations into open-ended improvising on the original title tune, acoustic jazz and fusion pieces, even a take on the Foo Fighters’ song Rope.”