Exciting young European trio centred around pianist Jean Philippe Koch’s powerful original compositions and virtuoso playing.
Their latest album was released on the prestigious Camjazz label (home to the likes of albums by favourites such as Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and, more recently, Oregon and Tom Hewson) to great acclaim. This is their first visit to London, as they will also be playing at the Liverpool Jazz Festival.
A very disciplined outfit, there was a baroque underpinning to Koch’s compositions wedded to an indie rock feel.
The New-York City Jazz Record
What’s immediately striking about the music that comes out of this trio is how formidably certain it is. An album packed with fascinating composition as well as terrific playing.
Each number built up to a climax in a way that reminded me of the early Neil Cowley Trio.