Reverso – Live

Pianist Frank Woeste, trombonist Ryan Keberle & cellist Vincent Courtois, captured on a special night at Le Triton in Paris, ending a three-week 2020 tour — the very last gig before lockdown…

“Flush with ideas to engage the ears and evoke emotion.” — PopMatters

“Pulsating motifs, long painterly lines, open fields and pointillist statements [blend] into a fascinating whole.” — JazzTimes

Debuting with Suite Ravel in 2018, Reverso established itself as a virtuosic, trans-oceanic chamber jazz ensemble premiering new compositions inspired by French classical composers. In support of the group’s 2019 sophomore release The Melodic Line (an homage to the 20 th -century composers known as the Group of Six or Les Six), Reverso toured to over 10 cities on two continents in February and March of 2020. The music grew and deepened every night, culminating in a performance for the ages at Le Triton in Paris on March 13, 2021, recorded in high-definition audio and video by France Musique (the rough equivalent of NPR) for nationwide broadcast later that spring. After listening back, the members of this unique trio — pianist Frank Woeste, trombonist Ryan Keberle and cellist Vincent Courtois — agreed that what transpired that night was magical enough for a full-fledged album. The resulting Live puts Reverso’s melodic gifts, expansive sonorities and undeniable chemistry on full display.