“This album is an instant classic, a case study of the “Art of the Trio” variety in the Jazz idiom; in which telepathic group improvisation and lofty inspiration take the music straight to the top of human gratification hubs. This is definitely some of the finest music that landed on my player this year, full of immense aesthetic pleasure as well as intellectual contentment. Way to go!”
from Adam Baruch ”The Soundtrack Of My Life”, Sept. 2015
‘…Commencing with “Polka Dots and Moonbeams”, the trio play this song with a quaint, hushed elegance. So fine. You would think that it would be difficult to evoke that ancient, sad, universal feeling or vibe that Billie Holiday had at the center of all of her songs, but this trio do a beautiful job. The three originals also capture that spirit just right, I found myself humming along although I didn’t know the song they were
playing. Mr. Joaniquet has a rich, warm, buttery tone on tenor and sounds more like on those old school tenormen of long ago. This is one of the most laid back and exquisite discs I’ve heard in a long while. Hard to believe that such younger folks could pull this off but they really do.’
Bruce Lee Gallanter, June 10th 2016 > Downtown Music Gallery
Kasper Tom, born 1981 in Svendborg, Denmark, belongs to the new generation of drummers who mix music from many genres and makes it his own. He gratuated from the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music and lived and worked in Berlin from 2007-2010. Since 2006 he has been leading his own bands focusing on modern composition and improvisation. Current bands include FUSK (Rudi Mahall, Philipp Gropper, Andreas Lang) Kasper Tom 5 (Tomasz Dabrowski, Rudi Mahall, Petter Hängsel, Jens Mikkel Madsen), WalsdorffMelbyeTom (Henrik Walsdorff, Adam Melbye) and Kasper Tom/Jacob Anderskov.
He released CDs on WhyPlayJazz, Barefoot Records, EFPI Records and Gateway Music, and has newly become a member of the acclaimed Copenhagen based label/collective Barefoot Records. Both as a drummer and as a composer Kasper Tom has a distinct musical identity and a personal sound, which makes him one of the interesting young jazz musicians on todays European scene. Other collaborators count: Johannes Bauer,Tobias Delius, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Axel Dörner, Kasper Tranberg, Marek Kadziela, Richard Andersson and Tomasz Licak.
“Danish drummer Kasper Tom Christiansen is one of the most interesting composers in the vibrant Danish jazz scene. As many other like-minded composers in this scene, he does not bind himself to the jazz legacy. His distinct musical personality references elements of contemporary music, and free improvisation. His compositions often bend catchy melodies into complex structures, while playing with seriousness. He challenges with odd segments and constantly attempts to push the boundaries without forgetting formative legacies. Impressive performances of demanding and challenging compositions.” – All About Jazz
‘Soniano is one of the most imaginative and expressive bassists I happened to come across lately and his work on this album is a superb example of the role of the bass in contemporary music; no longer a background support but a soloist of equal standing and importance to the other band members. His tone, technique and ability to converse with his cohorts is nothing short of miraculous.’
Adam Baruch, September 2015
Brice loves to involve himself in musics from different times and cultures. He has been a soloist with the Orchestre de Montpellier for the creation of Mathis Nitshke opera’ Jetzt , and has traveled to the equatorial rain forest of Cameroon to live with a population of Baka pygmies. Brice plays with musicians such as Joachim Badenhorst, Nelson Veras, Ben Sluijs, Christian Mendoza, Lionel Malric, Lionel Beuvens, Levent Yildirim…