JEAN-MICHEL PILC – Piano
JASPER SOMSEN – Double Bass
ANDRÉ CECCARELLI – Drums
Release Part I: March 10, 2017
Release Part II: October, 2017
Label: Challenge Records
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It’s no coincidence Jasper Somsen’s third and fourth Challenge Records album features an international piano trio line up. Recent years performing and/or recording in trio with a.o. Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, John Beasley, Jeff Ballard, Justin Faulkner & André Ceccarelli, he is much sought after by (in particular) pianists. The former New York, now Montreal based French master pianist & composer Jean-Michel Pilc and one of Jasper's all time favorite French drummers André Ceccarelli joined him.
On July 11 and 12, 2016 the Jasper Somsen Trio planned to record one album at the MotorMusic Studios, Mechelen (Belgium). At the end of day one the entire album was already recorded. Challenge Records decided instantly to have the trio record their second album on day two.
Album two was recorded in only six hours. The first album contains all new original compositions by Jasper Somsen. The second album is a mix of free form improvisations and standards. The first five tracks of album two were recorded in one entire take. Most other tracks in one or two takes. Considering the fact that Jasper Somsen and Jean-Michel Pilc never performed or even met, before these recordings, it's clear that the trio is a very strong match. The music is an intriguing and exciting exploration in the hearts and minds of these three wonderful musicians.
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April 1 - April 9, 2017 | July & August, 2017 | December 1-17, 2017
01 Beneath The Surface (J.Somsen)
02 No News Is Good News Coming (J. Somsen)
03 Full Circles (J. Somsen)
04 Blue Lady (J. Somsen)
05 Parallel Reality (J. Somsen)
06 She Says, He Says (J. Somsen)
07 Corinaldo (J. Somsen)
08 When Hands Are Tied (J. Somsen)
09 Apparent Contrasts (J. Somsen)
Cover photo: Carlos Villarroel - New Arts International
Photo Jasper Somsen: Arkady Mitnik