194 Queen West, Toronto

Ugly BeautiesTrio

Led by Marilyn Lerner-Piano
Matt Brubeck-Cello
Nick Fraser-Drums

Pianist Marilyn Lerner, cellist Matt Brubeck and drummer Nick Fraser. Recorded in the summer of 2008 at the Glenn Gould Studios at CBC Toronto, the 15 tracks feature both partially written and totally improvised music with composition contributions from each member of the trio.

Ugly Beauties explores the terrain between jazz, contemporary classical music and improvisation. Piano, cello and drums interweave to create a boundless palette of texture and mood, and the breadth of sonic experimentation at times renders the three instruments indistinguishable from each other.