Transformation  Don Preston Trio

This new CD by the Don Preston Trio features pianist Preston, bassist Joel Hamilton and drummer Alex Cline presenting inventive treatments of music by Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, John Carter, Cole Porter, and Don himself.
Transformation presents a survey Preston's multifarious career: his stint as keyboardist with Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, his association with pianist-composer Carla Bley, his synthesizer work for the late distinguished
composer-clarinetist John Carter as well as his own reputation as a writer of powerful though twisted music.


Joel Hamilton


1Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque6:07
2Walking Batteriewoman7:38
3Inner Blues (not a blues)7:02
4I Love You10:44
5The Lind Sonata10:12
6Ode to the Flower Maiden7:49
7The Donkey4:14
9The Prehistoric Eons8:33


Preston's roots are deep in jazz. Transformation shows what he can do twisting a standard around and delving a bit into his own compositional bag as well. Preston explores two Carla Bley compositions, the classic "Walking BatterieWoman" and more obscure "

John Corbett, Down Beat, April 2001