By Ron Schepper, Textura
The expansiveness of Los Angeles native Adam Moezinia’s vision is well accounted for on his first album as a bandleader, Folk Element Trio. By way of illustration, his understanding of what constitutes folk isn’t limited to American folk music but encompasses the form as at arises within the Beninese, Malian, and Welsh traditions; jazz is part of the mix too, as the guitarist regards it, like many, as America’s folk music. Without stating it outright, the album’s a global folk album that sees Moezinia, bassist Dan Chmielinski, and drummer Charles Goold branding those myriad traditions with a highly personalized sound. Read more here.