...the American jazz superstar must think a great deal of Vein's work; after all, it is their second joint production since "Lemuria". It is always very exciting and impressive to see what Dave Liebman brings out in the band and vice versa. Vein and Liebman really inspire each other. What a pleasure to experience how they communicate - their musical conversations are always interesting and exciting. Jazz Talks!!! - concerto/A
…they are a very polished group, yet remain exciting and able to turn on a dime. Special note to the interplay and juxtaposition between the group and Liebman on “All The Things You Are”. It is brilliant!
- Zim Tarro, Cadence Jazz Magazine, NYC 3. 2015
In the trio VEIN, Liebman has found a perfectly attuned band to interact with. It is with seeming effortlessness that they generate and transform complex patterns and rhythmic flows...
- Neue Luzerner Zeitung/CH
If you like jazz, do not miss this CD!
...The audience could return home safe in the knowledge that they had not just seen an old master of jazz but also an exceptionally multifaceted trio with great talent for composition and improvisation.
- 3 voor 12 Tilburg/NL
"Jazz Talks" is a fantastic album. This is not just owing to Dave Liebman but also to the Swiss trio's equally strong performance... There is no question we will be hearing more of them. - 3 voor 12 Tilburg/NL
Despite the contrasts – maybe because of them – this was a tight ensemble that read itself perfectly, resisting the pull of the obvious in favour of surprises. - Bristol 24/7, UK
VEIN are driving tradition forward with great curiosity, a passion for anything different, highest improvisational finesse and superb interplay. Their government participation would be more than welcome.
- Tobias Böcker, Jazz Zeitung 11.2013
…this magnificent trio is innovative without turning its back on various traditional influences. VEIN leads us to a jazzy future that is beguiling, harmonious, imaginative and rich. Their style, programme and musical quality is so appealing that last year they played eleven countries on three continents last year. So without hesitation: VOTE for VEIN!
– Entreprises Magazine, 12.2013
All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern), Negative Space (Dave Liebman), Small Talk 1 (Thomas Lähns/Dave Liebman), Stories Of A Century (Michael Arbenz), Black Tortoise (Michael Arbenz), Jammin' In The Childrenscorner (Florian Arbenz), Small Talk 2 (Michael Arbenz/Dave Liebman), Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma), Clear Light (Michael Arbenz), Waking With A Start (Michael Arbenz), Small Talk 3 (Florian Arbenz/Dave Liebman, April In Paris (Vernon Duke/arr. Dave Liebman), You And The Night And The Music (Arthur Schwartz) - UNIT Records UTR4556
Cooperating with artist Stephan Spicher from Basel, VEIN has launched 4 new videos:
all videos: Philippe Ohl, philo-media.de
Michael Arbenz, piano / Thomas Lähns, bass / Florian Arbenz, drums / Dave Liebman sax
In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck), Lemuria (M. Arbenz), I Loves You Porgy (G. Gershwin), Evolution (F. Arbenz), Climbing (F. Arbenz), Summertime (G. Gershwin)
UNIT Records UTR 4384