...for as long as you may count the stars on a clear night,
there will always be one more somewhere in the sky,
waiting to be seen.
ThreeSpirits Trio originates at the same time both from an artistic urge and a musical challenge. First, we imagined an open space, where each artist would have plenty of room and where even the most offhand musical idea could find prompt receptivity and reaction. This desire led us to experiment with such an unusual instrumental line-up.Then the challenge: in jazz ensembles, etiquette usually relegates the double bass to a second-line supporting role for the soloist of the moment. Is it possible, we asked ourselves, to create a musical project with the bass in a melodic and harmonic leading position instead? Or maybe for the “big violin” pretending to be like a piano or a guitar is just some kind of wishful thinking? It was clear from the start that three conditions were mandatory for a successful outcome: the percussionist wasn't just requested to support the rhythm and splash a few colours here and there; he had to support also harmonies and melodies, when requested. Then we needed a versatile voice, who could morph itself into an instrument, if the music asked for it. Finally the most important condition: for our game to be really free and joyful, a deep, reciprocal understanding among the members of the trio was essential, and we meant not just a musical one. To top off the formula, to combine the elements and trigger the chemical reaction. This was the best way, we were sure, to reach our audience. We tried this experiment; those who'll listen, they will judge whether we've been successful or not.
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