European Jazz Trio
European Jazz Trio
It works both ways: You can take the sound of a jazz trio and give it a fresh voice, a new approach; likewise, you can take the music that everybody knows - pop tunes and classical tunes - and give people a chance to hear them in a different way." The European Jazz Trio pushes the envelope of jazz music by adding to it its own sound and rhythm, a result of the music that has influenced the trio's members. "We grew up in the seventies and eighties with pop, rock, classical, rap and lots of fusion music. It wasn't only jazz anymore. Being musicians, we try to absorb everything like a sponge and use it somehow.
The classical music we perform we really admire, it's very close to us - to our European side." With every song the trio records the main focus is on the essence and the inner beauty of the composition. "You cannot approach each song in the same way. And it doesn't have so much to do with what we as a trio want to do. It's contained within the song, it's already there.
So it's more about what we can leave out, what we don't have to play. This makes each performance unique and special." The European Jazz Trio has recorded with featured artists Art Farmer (1), (2), Charlie Mariano (1), Jesse van Ruller (1), and the Metropole string chamber orchestra (1). Swing Journal awarded many album with their Gold Disc Award. The DVD 'An Afternoon in Amsterdam' was elected as best jazz DVD in Japan.
The European Jazz Trio has been recording new albums every year since the release of 'Memories of Liverpool' in 1995. All recording are produced by Mr. Makoto Kimata, a highly appreciated jazz producer based in Tokyo and LA. Recent albums have been co-produced by Hiro Yamashita from the record label M&I Tokyo.
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