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The October Trio keeps Ottawa audience listening

The October Trio's Evan Arntzen (sax) and Josh Cole (bass) play an original song on the Café Paradiso stage on June 18. photo ©Brett Delmage, 2010The October Trio (Evan Arntzen - saxophones, Josh Cole - bass, Dan Gaucher - drums) performed for an appreciative and unusually quiet crowd at Café Paradiso on Friday, June 18, as part of a tour of eastern Canada and the U.S..

Playing music that ranged from Bjork to standards, plus many of the band members' own compositions, the sax-bass-drums trio sounded moody at one moment, ethereal at the next, and post-bopping along shortly thereafter.  Two of the trio are still in Vancouver, while the third has moved to Toronto, but the musical communication among them was so tight the only things they needed to discuss were which pieces to play.

    – Alayne McGregor