Out Now: Kvist 007 – Hegarty Steinbeck & Robles – TIME SPACE
Hegarty, Steinbeck & Robles (HS+R) is an avant-garde jazz trio uniquely born of roots in the St. Louis/Chicago and New York avant-garde scenes and flavored intensely with the spirit of south Texas. A native Chicagoan and now living and working in the St. Louis incubator of free improv, Hegarty draws upon influences as wide as Stockhausen and Zorn, Hancock and Shipp. Steinbeck spent time in the hallowed canyons of the NYC and Brooklyn experimental scene – working with AACM members George Lewis and Fred Anderson. Robles interjects a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the jazz tradition flavored with the rich multicultural sounds and rhythms of his native El Paso.
This debut from HS+R is and exciting album of unified vision. Their music spans the sonic landscape of the driving manic montuno feel of the opening track, Potential, to quiet, lyrical contrapuntal textures.
Each member brings a unique and varied background. Paul Steinbeck can be heard on six recordings, including three CDs released by the Brooklyn contemporary-music label Engine Studios: Nine Ways (2004), Three Fifths (2005), and Sun Set (2007).