Cadence magazine review by Jerome Wilson:
"mostly this music is a series of distinctive musical conversations drawn out of very basic materials, a sound that gives this band its own identity"
"Going by their name, you’d expect 3 Squares to be another of those “quirky” Rock-based Bad Plus-type piano trios, but that’s not quite the case. There is a little progressive Rock bashing on (4) but mostly there is a more deliberate group feel that resembles some of Carla Bley’s groups."
"David Vincent Mills’ piano has some of Bley’s simple and elemental style and Daren Burns is one of the few younger electric bass players I’ve heard who owes more to Steve Swallow than Stanley Clarke or Jaco Pastorius."
©Cadence Magazine 2010. www.cadencebuilding.com
After playing together for years, David, Craig, and Daren decided it was time to record some of their own music. The tracks are eclectic, but are held together by the musicians masterful playing and sense of adventure.
released February 6, 2009
Music by Daren Burns & David Vincent Mills
(Improvisation No. 2 by Craig, Daren, & David)
Performed by 3 Squares:
David Vincent Mills-Piano
Recorded & mixed at Killzone studios by Wayne Peet
All music published by Urban Nerds Publishing (Daren) and Raven Hawk Music (David), ASCAP