Tim Carman Trio plays jazz like it was supposed to be played: hot, sweaty, and a damn good time. Jazz doesn't have to be so academic. It can be a party. It doesn't have to be about playing a million complicated notes that only schooled musicians would enjoy. "I went in focusing on groove, sound, and simplicity," says bandleader/ drummer Tim Carman (who also plays drums in blues outfit GA-20). That's exactly what the listener gets from this Trio: straightforward grooves with a sound that blows the roof off the joint. Drawing inspiration from notables such as Big John Patton, Brother Jack McDuff, Babyface Willette, and Freddie Roach, TCT opens the door to a very special party that we're all invited to.