release date: Friday, 1.05.2020 via Meta Records
“What drives their every impulse is something that puts [the trio] in tune with the melody, harmony and rhythm of life… each musician responds intuitively to the other with not just hands and breath but body and spirit.” – Raul da Gama, World Music Report
The three visionary musicians that make up the Karuna Trio – master percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Ralph M. Jones – have each forged a singular voice by culling inspirations that span the globe and reach back through musical and cultural histories. On their second album as a trio, Imaginary Archipelago, the group’s improvisatory explorations take them into an undiscovered country of sonic invention. These strikingly original pieces imagine an isolated island chain where musical traditions have evolved untouched by the rest of the world.