Ramen Trio plays composed and improvised music that’s informed by jazz though not bound by it. The three musicians, James DeJoie (clarinet, bass clarinet), Doug Lilla (bass guitar), Jay Weaver (drums) constantly search for “spines” in the music whether it’s written or improvised and revel in making music live and breathe. Listening to each other is a crucial element of the band’s chemistry as they seek to discover new paths through the musical topography they find themselves in, while finding balance in keeping off balance and by taking risks that let the music proceed rather than stagnate.
Their new recording will be available on Bandcamp as of May 1. A limited number of CDs will be available at the concert.