Trio Heinz Herbert – “The Willisau Concert” (Intakt, 2017)

“The Willisau Concert” – it’s a new album played by “Trio Heinz Herbert” and released by “Intakt Records” this year. “Trio Heinz Herbert” members are Dominic Landolt (guitar, effects), Ramon Landolt (samples, synth, piano) and Mario Hänni (drums, effects). All three musicians are creative and experienced jazz masters. Their music is full of unexpected and novatoric sound experiments, high variety of styles and musical elements. Musicians try out many different playing techniques and improvising styles. All three jazz masters are experienced and talented jazz improvisers. They had been improvising many times with other great jazz masters in the past. Album released by “Intakt Records”.

Album has 6 compositions. All of them have original style based on different styles and music elements. The basic of the compositions is absolutely different music elements and episodes which are contrasting with each other putting together in one composition. Strange sounds of computer devices, electronic effects very well combined with soft guitar solos, dynamic rhytmic and virtuosic synth melodies. High variety of musical experiments, extended techniques and music styles bring to this album interesting and original sound. After silent and slow episodes there are synth melodies full of various virtuosic elements, very dynamic guitar solos and powerful drums solos. Although the basic of these compositions is collective improvisation, these compositions are more likely affiliated to free improvisations not to avant-gard jazz. These compositions are more like free style improvisations full of unexpected styles, extended playing techniques, interesting harmony and free music form. Virtuosic and creative improvising, high variety of different music elements, contrasts and other elements give to this album interesting, unpredictable and modern sound.


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