Part of the Touchstone series
Arild Andersen’s trio emphasises the writing and playing of Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, whose melodic improvising and sense of form are influenced by his background as a classical musician.
Tsabropoulos’s tunes, and his arrangement of Ravel here, cast the jazz ‘piano trio’ genre in another light – as do his contributions to Andersen’s pieces and the collective improvisation “European Triangle’. Arild Andersen’s driving bass and John Marshall’s inventive drums give the music its sense of propulsion. Recorded 2003.
Personnel: Vassilis Tsabropoulos (piano); Arild Andersen (double bass); John Marshall (drums)
Straight / Pavane / Saturday / Choral / Simple Thoughts / Prism / Lines / European Triangle / Cinderella Song
ECM Touchstone 6743046