Tag: trio

  • Moskus Trio: Moskus

    Moskus Trio: Moskus

    The Norwegian jazz scene has been incredibly prolific over the last four decades and the constant emergence of creative young musicians who manage to carve a niche for themselves on the international stage is further evidence of its dynamism. Comprised of Anja Lauvdal on piano,…

  • Zoe Rahman: Down to earth

    Zoe Rahman: Down to earth

    Zoe Rahman is a highly original jazz pianist and composer with a fantastic touch and an exuberant style which immediately comes across on a piece like “Down to earth”. Having studied classical music and formal jazz, Zoe Rahman’s multicultural background also permeates her music. Born…

  • Hiromi Uehara & the Trio Project: Voice

    Hiromi Uehara & the Trio Project: Voice

    Vowing audiences worldwide since her début in 2003, Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara is still in her early thirties. Whether she is de-constructing a classical piece, performing her own compositions or launching into a jazz fusion set with her current Trio Project, the musician…

  • Romano/Sclavis/Texier: Entrave

    Romano/Sclavis/Texier: Entrave

    Between 1990 and 1993, drummer Aldo Romano, clarinet/saxophone player Louis Sclavis and double bass player Henri Texier completed two tours of Central and West Africa organised by the network of cultural centres in Africa. With the objective of reconnecting with the African roots of jazz,…

  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin’s Point of View

    Esbjörn Svensson Trio: From Gagarin’s Point of View

    Swedish Jazz pianist Esbjörn Svensson (1964 – 2008) died prematurely five years ago today at the young age of 44. The magnificent “From Gagarin’s point of view” stands out as one of the trio’s most recognizable ballads. It also featured on the trio’s eponymous 1999 recording,…

  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Night train to you

    Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Night train to you

    Marcin Wasilewski is a Polish jazz pianist and composer who formed his trio in the early 1990s with Slawomir Kurkiewicz (double bass) and Michal Miskiewicz (drums). With each member still under the age of 40, the trio already boasts an impressive CV, having worked and recorded with…

  • Neil Cowley Trio: Slims

    Neil Cowley Trio: Slims

    London-born pianist and composer Neil Cowley formed his eponymous trio in 2006. The traditional trio formation of piano, drums (Evan Jenkins) and double bass (Rex Horan) hints of course at jazz music, but strong pop, rock and dance music influences are also very much in evidence.…

  • The Bad Plus: Everywhere you Turn

    The Bad Plus: Everywhere you Turn

    The Bad Plus is often presented as an American jazz trio from Minneapolis. A more appropriate description would be that of three adventurous musicians playing instruments traditionally associated with jazz (drums, double bass and piano) but composing tunes following Rock structures, or de-constructing famous Pop…