The Rejuvenation Trio is the offshoot of a working duo between Hasan Abdur-Razzaq and Ryan Jewell in their native Columbus, Ohio, home of a small but active improvised music scene.
Razzaq is, practically speaking, a bridge to the "first wave" of free jazz, and makes no bones about his major touchstones of Trane, Dolphy, Ayler and Pharoah. Tom Abbs, meanwhile, having played with both first and second generation free jazz musicians on the New York scene, as well as being versed in contemporary music styles like electronic music and hip-hop, is someone who’s synthesized influences that run the gamut. Ryan Jewell, as the youngest member, reflects the current face of much improvised music today--- where there is much emphasis on improvisation of a purely sonic nature as on rhythm and the improvised line. His dynamic use of bowing cymbals and found objects is rich and compelling. The Rejuvenation Trio thus represents an intersection of the impassioned, cathartic nature of “energy music” and the subtleties and unique textures of modern improvised music.
-Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor Jazz Police.
The Rejuvenation Trio
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq - alto saxophone, saxello, tarogato,
bamboo flutes, cello, tongue drum, bells
Ryan Jewell - drums, vocals, special effects
Tom Abbs - bass, cello, effects