Friday, May 6, 2022

D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings - Troika (2022)

The debut album from this US-UK trio.

The lineup is drums, percussion, bass, guitars, organ and vocals.

Tony Levin plays bass on one track. 

The trio is Nick D'Virgilio, Neal Morse and Ross Jennings. They have played in bands like Transatlantic, Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, Haken, Novena and Flying Colours. Ross Jennings has one solo album out and Neal Morse has released around ten solo albums. All of them up for reviews in this blog later this year.

The story has it that all three of them was about to release their own acoustic album when they got wind of each other's plans and merged these plans into one album. The trio contributes with approx the same number of songs.

Yes, the main part of this album is acoustic rock with some influences from Spock's Beard and Neal Morse's own solo albums.

But most of all, this album and this trio reminds me a lot about Crosby, Stills & Nash. Something neither themselves and their promotion people denies. 

A Crosby, Stills & Nash for this day and age ? Yes, they are.

They sounds fresher and like these days and age. The vocals are top notch. The songs are not of the same quality of Crosby, Stills & Nash output, though........yet.

This is a good album though and one to check out. I hope we hear more from this band in the future although I would prefer it if the band members released more progressive rock albums. 

Troika is a good album, though.

3 points

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