Far East Trio

Far East Trio
Far East Trio
So beschreiben sie sich selbst:

This group began like many of the fine things in life do - by complete accident. Separate chance meetings (one on a bus, and one in a bar) brought us together. We have been close friends and played music together since the summer of 2015 and have no intention of stopping. There was never a 'plan' to how we should play together, or what material. The nature of the music that we play has progressed as intuitively as it began.
By writing this I do not mean to convey a sense of aimlessness to the group; merely to explain that we have never tried to force the music in one particular direction. Everything is open to interpretation, and no two nights are the same.
Discovering our mutual love of Duke Ellington's music – as well as of other great Jazz composers such as Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols – has helped to shape the sound of the group. Paired Free Jazz sensibilities and the sense of joy that we experience when playing together I can safely say that the trio has come to have a distinctive sound.
And so this has - until recently - been our approach as a trio. However in last six months we began to learn and arrange a suite of music composed by Duke Ellington in 1958 after a tour of England and meeting with Queen Elizabeth. The Queen's Suite is not one of Ellington's best know works – partly due to the fact that he had no intention of releasing the music publically. It was to be a gift for the monarch who inspired the music, and only one copy of the recording was pressed at the time. Thankfully it was publically released posthumously and is (in our opinion) one of Ellington's great masterpieces.
Transcribing, rehearsing, manipulating and rearranging this music together has brought a new depth to the way that we play as a group. Not only in performances of the Queen's Suite, but also in our other repertoire, old and new - allowing us to approach the music with a greater sense of space, interaction and openness.

"Talking about music is like dancing about Architecture."

Thelonious Monk