JASPER SOMSEN TRIO
featuring Jean Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli
OCTOBER 2017: RELEASE “A NEW EPISODE IN LIFE – Part II”
THE EXCITING MUSICAL JOURNEY CONTINUES!
After the highly acclaimed Part I, the release of Part II of the diptych “A New Episode In Life” (October 2017). This time the Jasper Somsen Trio digs deeply into free form improvisations resulting in short suites, sometimes evolving in a famous standard from the Great American Songbook. Both albums were recorded in two days. Part II was recorded in about 6 hours, most tracks being recorded in just one or two takes.
ACCLAIM FOR “A NEW EPISODE IN LIFE – Part I & II” (Challenge Records):
The poetic melodies seem to float over the soft breeze of Andre Ceccarelli ‘s drum sound, which gives the perfect texture for Jasper Somsen ‘s deep and dark bass sound. Jean-Michel Pilc ‘s imaginary musical realm and sense of dynamics is full of suprises. Even more impressive is the seemingly effortless interplay with Somsen and Ceccarelli.
**** – Mischa Andriessen (TROUW, NL)
Free anticipating interplay … a creative impulse leading to a chain reaction between these three improvising musicians. Their music descending to depths where there are no limits in time and space.
– Martin Laurentius (JAZZTHING, DE)
CONCERTS & MASTERCLASSES
Thu JAN 25 – MASTERCLASS Jean-Michel Pilc – ArtEZ Conservatory, ARNHEM (NL)
Fri JAN 26 – CD PRESENTATION “A New Episode In Life part II” – PARADOX, TILBURG (NL) | INFO
Tue JAN 30 – MASTERCLASS Jasper Somsen Trio, – Royal Conservatory, THE HAGUE (NL)
Wed JAN 31 – CONCERT – AZIJNFABRIEK, ‘s HERTOGENBOSCH (NL) | INFO
JASPER SOMSEN & CHALLENGE RECORDS
As an independent producer Jasper Somsen collaborates with Challenge Records:
DEC 2017 – LYNNE ARRIALE TRIO
(MotorMusic Studio Mechelen (BE) – expected release: May 2018)
JAN 2018 – JEAN-MICHEL PILC – solo piano
(MCO 2 Studio, Hilversum (NL) – expected release: t.b.a.)
JASPER SOMSEN INVITES …
Thu Feb 15 – PIETER BAST ESP (CD Presentation)
Thu Mar 15 – JASPER VAN HULTEN & DAVID GOLEK
Thu Apr 19 – KIKA SPRANGERS & KAREL BOEHLEE
Thu May 17 – ROGIER TELDERMAN & TEUS NOBEL
more coming up …
CAFÉ LOBURG – WAGENINGEN (NL)
Time: 20:30 | Free Entrance!
JASPER SOMSEN @ DE VERZAMELING
Sun Jan 21 – DEBORAH CARTER TRIO (w/ Sebastian van Bavel)
Sun Feb 25 – THAÏSA OLIVIA TRIO (w/ Thijs Cuppen)
Sun Mar 18 – TANIA KROSS & JASPER SOMSEN (w/ Johan Clement)
Sun Apr 22 – BERT VAN DEN BRINK & JASPER SOMSEN
(c) 2013 photo Jasper Somsen by Marcel van den Broek (Challenge Records)
JASPER SOMSEN endorses MARKBASS amplifiers
Headline photo: Carlos Villarroel – New Arts International