This homogenic and highly creative trio - including the Han Bennink Trio pianoplayer Simon Toldam – is dealing with necessities within improvised music.
Sounds vibrating from unknown sources, in infinite variations creating a kind of music unfamiliar to the ear. Lyrical meditations followed by musical pieces with sudden changes in dynamics and textures. The music unfolding in real-time, the direction solely predicted by instinctive reactions and relations between the three musicians. The music is 100 % improvised, always clear and present in terms of form, appearing as compositions. Three musicians completely dedicated to the moment, manifested in the way they create this diverse bouquet of music.The debut album by the trio PET, brings constant surprise for both the listener as well as the performers.
PET: Was founded in Cph in 2006. Since the very beginning the main focus of the trio has been finding its own voice in contemporary improvised music. After numerous concerts and profound research, PET is now ready to release their debut album. With the inspiration of american free jazz, european improvised music, and contemporary composed music, filtered throght three unique voices, PET has created an extraordinairy album, you don´t hear the likeings of everyday.
Available on CD and LP.
Anders Provis: (b.1979) Drummer, composer. Memorable Collaborations: Peter Friis Nielsen, Drew Gress, Herb Robertson, Paal Nilsson-Love, Kresten Osgood, Kasper Tranberg. Hess Is More. In summer 2010 released a well acclaimed CD with the trio Viper on recordlabel Blackout Music.
Sture Ericson: (b.1952) Mainly active in experimental jazz, improvisation and free jazz since the early eighties. Has in this millennium played with Axel Dörner, Raymond Strid and Ingebrigt Haken Flaten in The Electrics, and in groups with Joe Williamson, David Stackenäs, Martin Klapper, Rex Casswell, Fred Löhnberg Holm, PO Jørgensen, Nils Davidsen and Claus Højensgård. Has also played in a number of Ad Hoc constellations with particular Derek Bailey, Rhodri Davies, Michael Zerang, Otomo Yoshihide, John Edwards, Paul Law, Phil Minton and Roger Turner.
Simon Toldam: (b.1979) Pianist, composer. Recipient of 4 Danish Music Awards. Member of Han Bennink Trio, who´s debut-album ”Parken” from 2009, received effusive reviews from all international leading jazz magazines. Coming album with his new main-project Stork spring 2011. Other orchestras: Jacob Buchanan 4tet (with Marilyn Mazur and Jacob Bro), sekten, Kostcirkeln, Grammofunch. Other collaborations: Evan Parker, Peter Brötzman, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Tristan Honsinger, Joachim Badenhorst, Dave Douglas, Samuel Hällqvist (name of the Year in Sweden 2010), Eivind Aarset, Nils-Petter Molvær, Marylin Mazur, Jacob Bro and others .
(Portuguise) 4/5 "Os PET são Simon Toldam (piano), Sture Ericson (saxofones tenor e alto, clarinete) e Anders Provis (bateria, per- cussão). Este trio trabalha uma música assente exclusivamente na improvisa- ção A música nasce da interacção em tempo real entre os três instrumentis- tas e o resultado acaba por ser positivo, com o trio a encontrar diversos pontos de contacto e a explorar colectiva- mente essas conexões, abrindo ainda um amplo espaço de criatividade individual. Apesar de existirem desde 2006, apenas no ano passado é que os Pet editaram o seu primeiro disco, este álbum homónimo, na sequência de um longo processo de pesquisa. Valeu a pena esta espera. " NUNO CATARINO, Jazz.pt