“The Rite of Trio play what they describe as ‘jazzjambacore,’ and if nobody in the audience knew what that meant, then they were in no doubts by the time the sweat-drenched musicians left the stage an hour later, having played music from their debut album Getting All The Evil of The Piston Colllar!
Jazz-style progressions played with the intensity of a rock band alternated with more delicate, swinging passages; groove bled into knotty time signatures; the straight-ahead guitar, at the flick of a pedal, made way for echo-drenched, woozy psychedelic soundscapes more akin to a space-rock outfit; air-tight rhythmic lines giving way to eruptions from the drum kit where Alves’ intensity was evocative of Ginger Baker or John Bonham.
And that was just the first song.”
– Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
(about their performance at 12 Points Festival)