This is an amazing live record by a fabulous trio of outstanding guitar players. Finally available on Bandcamp (orginally released in 2009)
VIGNES, unreleased live album by the Acoustic Guitar Trio.
The Acoustic Guitar Trio was a beautiful improvising trio. They were guitar masters Nels Cline, Jim McAuley and the late Rod Poole.
Rod Poole, an unsung and sadly quite unknown guitar player suddenly died last year under tragic circumstances.
Nels Cline said about Rod: “He was a true artist, probably a genius. He had an amazing capacity as both music fan and autodidact musician visionary”.
Nels and Jim Mc Auley want this live album to be a tribute to Rod and the fantastic music they played together.
Jim McAuley says of “Vignes”: “surging drones, sparkling arpeggios and noisy prepared guitars. I feel it’s our best work”.
The only recorded work by the AG3 so far is the self-titled and critically acclaimed cd released by the English label Incus in 2002.
More news and details about the artists involved coming soon.
"Unless you heard Rod Poole, Nels Cline and Jim McAuley’s Acoustic Guitar Trio CD, released on Incus in 2002, you will probably never have heard guitar music sounding like this one" - Freejazzblogspot
"Vignes isn’t a heated argument, though things do get fiery from time to time, but a mature, intelligent conversation between three fine musicians. Part of the fun of listening is trying to work out who’s playing what, but it’s far from easy" - The Wire
"It is safe to say that Vignes is a window onto a sound-world many have never thought possible and its balance of personalities and highly individual direction make it a paean for the three-sided whole" - Allaboutjazz.com
"When all three are in full flow together, the results make for thrilling listening. This is not music to analyze but to wallow in" - Dusted
"The pieces really breathe, too, and no matter how dense the trio get, they always follow passages of resounding and chiming with a bunch of space, getting small, scrubbing and ru~ing away as if they’re trying to keep a lonesome fire alight" - Signal To Noise