A trio that plays pure, undiluted jazz: not fusion, not almost-jazz, not pop with an incidental allusion to jazz. Since 1995, tenor and soprano saxophonist Tony Malaby (1964) has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene. He usually plays with the minimum lineup of bass and drums, but regularly varies this by adding a guitarist or a second drummer. On his CD Tamarindo Live (2010) you can hear how he works with a trio. He takes a lot of freedom and allows space for collective improvisations, but he also ensures that listeners have time to catch their breath by including laid-back, melodic passages. The continuous motion of the music is striking and it sparks the listener's interest by taking exciting directions. Malaby has worked with, among others, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Fred Hersch and Kenny Wheeler, and this varied background has allowed him to explore the jazz scene in and out.