The composer's Trio Pianissimo: Balance, with Steve Hunt, piano; John Lockwood, bass; and Bendian on drums and percussion. Bendian has performed with Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey and Pat Metheny. Hunt is known for his work with Allan Holdsworth, Billy Cobham and Stanley Clarke. Lockwood is bassist for George Garzone and The Fringe as well as saxophonist James Carter. Together they perform a kind of fractured and asymmetrical bebop blending contemporary classical and jazz, lyrical ballads and even the odd standard. The trio's CD is Balance (TrueMedia JazzWorks).
"The apocalyptic saxophone stylist and the father of German New Jazz in a trio with Cecil Taylor's percussionist Gregg Bendian and also his arco-bassist extraordinaire William Parker. Unbridled power, unhinged cacophony, uncharted territory, unlisted phone number."