Three generations of talent come together for the debut recording of the Girshevich Trio, Algorithmic Society (Tapestry Records, 2016).
The trio is comprised of Vlad Girshevich, piano and synthesizers; his son, 12-year-old Aleks Girshevich, drums; and Eddie Gomez, bass. Special guest Rony Barrak appears on “Healing the Chaos,” playing the darbouka, riq and daf – respectively, a hand drum, a tambourine-like instrument and another type of drum.
“Healing the Chaos” is a mixed media piece. The opening sequence is a simple, pop trio offering. Then it shifts briefly into something of Hungarian classical, featuring a string section. Back to the acoustic trio, the piano thrills out front, with subtle support from the synths. Meanwhile, the bass line is riveting, and the drum track keeps it all together. After another pass on the Hungarian, Gomez takes point. They engage in a call and response with Barrak, who answers with his trio of hand percussive instruments.