Over the past few years Dave Gisler has earned himself an impressive reputation in the free-thinking force field of contemporary jazz as a maverick sound architect on the electric guitar. with Lionel Friedli, the impulsive style-busting force of nature on the drums, and the agile bassist Raffaele Bossard, with his earthy tone, Gisler brought two of the most sought after musicians on the Swiss jazz scene. Since 2016 these three fans of choice yet rough-edged musicianship have been navigating their ship through open musical seas with punky energy, the driving power of indie rock, the free aesthetic of the 1960s and the cadences of modern jazz.
The debut album, Rabbits on the Run, is a stock-take of the moment, a shimmering array of this genre-busting trio’s potential. without falling into superficial musical eclecticism, the trio celebrate stylistic diversity, orientating themselves on factors independent of style, such as intensity, contrast or energy. Rabbits on the Run; in flight the rabbit leaps sideways. And it is surprising changes of direction and atmospheric turning points which characterise our trip through the all-encompassing sonic cosmos of this promising trio.
released May 18, 2018
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Raffaele Bossard: Bass
Lionel Friedli: Drums