Ergo at Barbes
uploaded this event on March 30, 2012
376 9th Street
Ergo, the tight-knit trio of trombonist Brett Sroka, pianist Bryan Reeder and drummer Shawn Baltazor, continues to hone its patient, subtly enveloping ambient-jazz stylings on a new Cuneiform effort, If Not Inertia. The disc finds the band achieving a rare collectivity, in which no one voice dominates.
- Time Out, New York
Ergo is a unique electro-acoustic ensemble, who mine areas of sound unheard in modern jazz. If Not Inertia, their 2012 release on Cuneiform Records, is a set of laconic motifs, guitar effects and minute prepared-piano cresting and colliding in collective improvisations and live-sampling of the entire ensemble....