Foucault Inspires Trio
From Hartford Courant
A venerable venue with a varied musical menu, Real Art Ways serves the highly original, sizzling, simpatico music by the trio Parrhesia on June 11 at 8 p.m. at the contemporary arts center, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, USA
Inspired by the French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas Michel Foucault, especially his reflections on the necessity for truth-telling, freedom and frankness in discourse, the empathetic trio members are Stephen Haynes, trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn; Joe Morris, electric guitar, and Warren Smith, drums, percussion, marimba and voice.
Released in 2010, Parrhesia’s self-titled album has been praised for the instrumental textures that emerge from the musical discourse among the three intensely interacting musicians. In their frank manner of speaking among themselves musically, the three freedom-loving musicians weave unique textures with their individualistic approach to their instruments, improvising true discourse without false discord.