This is the first track of a double CD devoted to the theme of the 9 muses of Greek mythology. Catalan pianist-composer Sergi Sirvent Escué opens this lengthy multiform opus with this trio piece around Calliope. He alternates virtuoso right-hand streaks and repetitive motifs on the left hand, goes from groovy passages to more ad-lib abstract ones, and is followed by a rhythm team that offers strong and colorful support. Such an atypical tune from such a young artist, whose influences encompass classical music, Herbie Hancock and pop music, explains why Sirvent is considered one of the most promising musicians of the lively Barcelona scene.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum