Cast a Spell Trio


Cast a Spell Trio takes its name from Traci Parks's play of the same name, a comedy in two acts that premiered at HERE, NYC, in 1998. Laster wrote incidental music for the play and resurrected the trio and the music for a concert at The Stone in 2008.  His recent pieces for the trio use graphic notation and emphasize structured group improvisation.

Cast a Spell Trio features pianist Mick Rossi, percussionist John Mettam, and Laster on saxophones and clarinet.

"Mr. Laster is a multireedist and composer drawn to complex but graceful convolutions."
—Nate Chinen, The New York Times