Richard X Bennett is a world traveler, with 30 years of experience on the music scene. We've already mentioned his powerful new Raga powered Quintet album due out on October 6 (see post below), but he's also got a trio album - What Is Now - which displays a very different facet of his musical expression. Here Bennett is featured as a bold, percussive instrumentalist and composer, with Adam Armstrong on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. With a range of mood, energy, and tone - from Afropop to doo-wop to cinematic pieces - What Is Now is consistently compelling. Take a listen for yourself right here.