Kalmanovitch Coleman Reichman Trio
The Kalmanovitch Coleman Reichman Trio uses its uncommon instrumentation—viola, piano and accordion—as a vehicle to explore a repertoire that spans jazz, new music, and popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s. They respectfully smash the boundaries between high and low, uptown and downtown, improvised and composed.
A key player in forty years of Downtown Music, composer and keyboardist Anthony Coleman has left his imprint on the work of Glenn Branca, Marc Ribot, John Zorn and many others. His work is documented on 15 recordings for New World and Tzadik, ranging from explorations of Jewish music and Jelly Roll Morton to his own multifarious compositional work. Coleman’s association with accordionist Ted Reichman spans twenty years. Reichman’s playing has been documented on two acclaimed solo albums, as well as eight albums with his teacher Anthony Braxton, and six with John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet. He has also recorded with many other jazz and rock artists, and works extensively as a composer for film. Tanya Kalmanovitch’s restless career has seen her cross the world and musical genres many times over. Moving back to New York in 2004, her collaborations with Myra Melford, Marilyn Crispell and Mat Maneri quickly established herself as an original voice in the city’s music scene.
The trio’s distinct sound is shaped by the Third Stream legacy at Boston’s New England Conservatory, where all three musicians have served on faculty for a decade. Their close listening, real-time arranging, and spontaneous orchestration challenges the listener's expectations.