Marc Johnson - MAGIC LABYRINTHMarc Johnson is widely acclaimed as one of the finest bass players of his generation. Johnson's 1992 album with the trio Right Brain Patrol (JMT 919 051-2) managed to explore new ways of world music, influenced chamber jazz by working with a unique line up of acoustic bass, percussion, voice and guitar. Downbeat praised the album for its "excursions to the more adventurous and angular regions of improvisational jazz".
Marc Johnson's early breaktrough as an acoustic bass player is connected with the legendary trio of pianist Bill Evans which he joined in 1978. Before Evans' death two years later, Marc Johnson recorded four records with the trio and toured throughout Europe, Asia and America. During the eighties, Marc Johnson has been a member of the John Abercrombie Trio and frequently performed and recorded with such musicians as Stan Getz, Paul Motian, Michael Brecker, Philly Joe Jones, to name only a few.
Magic Labyrinth continues and deepens the conception of the first Right Brain Patrol album. Neither using conventional drums nor a horn section makes the three instrumentalists develop an extraordinary intense interplay and allows for unique explorations and creating of sounds and textures.