Dense and sensitive, precise and passionate!» is what the press said after the trio of Jacques Demierre, Barry Guy, and Lucas Niggli performed in front of a good 3’000 listeners on the large stage at the New Jazz Festival Moers in 2003. The public was enthralled. And all this for a piano trio that in no way performs as a «classical» jazz combo.Together, Jacques Demierre (Geneva), Barry Guy (Zurich and Ireland) and Lucas Niggli (Zurich) – musicians of different generations and origins – have immense technical abilities on their instruments and a common interest: the desire to perform passionately. The three musicians move in the realms not only of free improvisation, but also in the wide field of contemporary composed music. They audibly get their inspiration from both traditions. Open rhythms as well as a rich palette of tonal colors characterize the trio’s playing.
After five years of performing together, at numerous concerts and festival performances, the trio is now releasing their first CD with the title Brainforest, after an installation by the Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, who also provided the cover to the CD.
released January 1, 2005
Jacques Demierre: Piano
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums