Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater and Vinsent Planjer have been playing together in different projects and constellations for many years, returning to the basic shape of the trio every so often, as a balance point in their continuous development.
Rembrandt Frerichs, pianist, and composer is known for his broad perspective, his artistic journey constantly deepening into new territories. Rembrandt is familiar with American jazz tradition, but he avoids the well-trodden path. He’s deeply interested in art music from different parts of the world and investigates the limits of classical, improvised and world music, experimenting with the sounds of early music and oriental instruments, and bringing elements of baroque and Middle Eastern music into his compositions and improvisations.
Bass player Tony Overwater is an award-winning solo performer, leader of self-initiated projects and a collaborative sideman. Overwater developed a unique playing style on the acoustic bass which allows him to play the microtonality of the Arab scales and had a copy of a 16th century six-string violone built especially for him to expand his sonic possibilities.
Drummer-percussionist Vinsent Planjer has found his voice in a wide range of musical settings. With an emphasis on jazz, he has also shared the stage with actors and dancers in the world of theater. As part of the Rembrandt Trio, Planjer developed his signature drum set, the so-called ‘Whisper Kit’; an eclectic mix of percussion instruments from all over the world, partly self-built.
The trio as a core group collaborated and recorded seven albums with many different artists from varying musical backgrounds, from their very first album in 2010 (Levantasy, with Yoram Lachish) to last year’s collaboration with Hossein Alizadeh on ‘Same Self, Same Silence’. But in between tours and collaborations, they always come back to their essence, recording three trio-albums in 2014, 2018 and 2019 respectively. ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’ is the fourth – documenting a growing bond between the three musicians, with more and more shared life to bring into their playing.
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