A NEW EPISODE IN LIFE: AN EXCITING MUSICAL JOURNEY!

JEAN-MICHEL PILC – Piano
JASPER SOMSEN – Double Bass
ANDRÉ CECCARELLI – Drums

It’s no coincidence Jasper Somsen’s third and fourth Challenge Records album features an international piano trio line up. Recent years he performed and/or recorded in trio with master pianists such as Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, John Beasley and Lynne Arriale. His trio featuring Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) and André Ceccarelli (drums) recorded two  highly acclaimed albums in two days.

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. **** TROUW (NL)

Free anticipating interplay … a creative impulse leading to a chain reaction between these three improvising musicians. JAZZTHING (DE)

Concise interplay by a very interesting trio . An intriguing trio: intelligent, well balanced and often poetic. ****1/2 JAZZISM (NL)

The musicians seem to have agreed only on one thing: surprise each other, the listener and it is constant pleasure. The result is as different as it is intriguing. **** JAZZ MAGAZINE  (FR)

From the beginning the music emerges as a masterpiece, in which the three musicians perform with an equal intensity. JAZZTHETIK (DE)

This trio has the power to surprise you at any given moment. A beautiful trio album. HI FI STARS (DE)

A powerful European trio at an international high class level. This carefully created album draws the attention of the listener as a magnet. JAZZFLITS (NL)

The exceptionally strong trio performs perfectly in balance. Fascinating from the very first to the very last note. Highly recommended. JAZZENZO (NL)

The interplay is exceptionally high class … One lingering composition followed by another one makes this album a true pleasure to listen to, over and over again. Recording two high quality albums in just two days’ time proves the excellence of this trio. ROOTSTIME (BE)

A spontaneous and flawless treat of inspired music. Sheer endless musical ideas and inventions. A great joy for both performers and listeners, all the way to the very end. JAZZHALO (BE)

AUDIO CLIPS: “A NEW EPISODE IN LIFE – Part I & II”

Beneath The Surface (J.Somsen)

Full Circles (J. Somsen)

Solar Suite IV – Solar (M. Davis)

A New Episode In Life (J. Somsen/J-M. Pilc/ A. Ceccarelli)

AVAILABLE: 2020
RELEASE “A NEW EPISODE IN LIFE”: 2017 (Challenge Records)
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(c) 2016 photos Carlos Villarroel – New Arts International