Knuckleball is Daniel Levine (trumpet), Marc Hannaford (piano), and Devin Gray (drums): a virtuosic trio whose improvising is dynamic and unpredictable. Daniel Levine’s compositions are often dense, fully-notated miniatures, which the group skillfully de-and-reconstructs. There is plenty of structure in the pieces, but the trio interprets it non-linearly, drawing on it as material for improvisation. The result is a shimmering array of daring lines and leaps, stunning tensions and angularity, and inspired, expressive playing throughout.
released November 23, 2016
Daniel Levine, Marc Hannaford, Devin Gray
Produced and mixed by Mark Helias
Engineered by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn
Cover art by Jim Farmer
Executive Producer, Claudia Barritt