Roulette at Location One

Roulette at Location One is a live album by multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee's Trio X featuring bassist Dominic Duval and percussionist Jay Rosen recorded in Brooklyn in 2005 and released on the Cadence Jazz label.[1]

Roulette at Location One
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Live album by
RecordedMarch 4, 2005
VenueRoulette at the Location One Gallery, NYC
LabelCadence Jazz CJR 1200
ProducerBob Rusch and Joe McPhee
Joe McPhee chronology
Moods: Playing with the Elements
Roulette at Location One


On All About Jazz Marc Medwin said "Trio X continues its increasingly longstanding tradition of meditative fire music with this stridently contemplative March 2006 live date. Not so much a series of pieces as a collective meditation on Black music and its history, the album is a palimpsest, bringing together various eras and styles in front of an enthusiastic audience. ...the disc is another triumph for the group, maybe one of the most interesting and enjoyable statements in its growing catalogue".[2] in JazzTimes Scott Verrastro wrote "Roulette at Location One exhibits Trio X in peak form, opting for spatial exploration by utilizing remarkable restraint and extraordinary dynamics".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Funny Valentines of War" – 15:09
  2. "Improvs and Melodies of Themes" – 17:24
  3. "David Danced: Variations on Ellington" – 9:41
  4. "Sunflower Musings" – 13:21
  5. "Going Home" – 7:46



  1. ^ Joe McPhee discography accessed April 30, 2015
  2. ^ Medwin, M., All About Jazz Review, October 1, 2001
  3. ^ Verresato, D., JazzTimes Review, January/February 2007