NEW CD "VEIN plays Ravel"

VEIN - The Chamber Music Effect

Michael Arbenz, piano / Thomas Lähns, bass / Florian Arbenz, drums /
feat. Andy Sheppard saxophone / Martial In-Albon trumpet/Flugelhorn / Florian Weiss trombone / Nils Fischer saxes, bass clarinet / Noah Arnold saxes

Prelude, Forlane, Toccata, Blues, Bolero, Pavane pour une infante défunte, Mouvement de Menuet, Five o’clock Foxtrot

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Live Video "VEIN plays Ravel" - Le Tombeau de Couperin


Video "The Chamber Music Effect"




PresseThe tour dates of this Basel band speak for themselves: VEIN is or will be crowned by success. In October, the trio starts off by presenting its album in three Chinese metropolises (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai). In the second half of the month, they are joined by Dave Liebman (sax) for the Polish leg of their tour (e.g. Katowice and Warsaw). It can be concluded that there is a worldwide interest in this Swiss triumvirate that clearly did not flourish without reason. – Ernst Weiss, Concerto

PresseThis trio shows true mastery in the way it brings variety into its initial musical ideas, decomposes themes, catchily abstracts tunes and sets the scene for rhythmic fury. What’s more, it proves just how thrilling piano trios can be despite releases at an almost excessive rate. - Jazzpodium

Presse…they are far from chamber music rigidity. In fact, it is their sense of humour, as reflected in the song title “Ode to the sentimental Knowledge”, that makes this piano trio stand out from the crowd of peers.
- Jazzthing

PresseThis is fabulous to breath-taking trio jazz of the expressly non-conservative kind; a breath of fresh air for your music room before the windows are kept closed a little more for the winter.
– musikreviews

PresseNice Work, get it! A trio with a thrilling creativity!
- Rolling Stone

PresseVein..., one of the most enthusiastic and interesting piano trios inrecent years... I must confess I am an official Vein fan. Since their debut, this trio has become as important to me as Esbjörn Svensson!!!
- Ben Williams, Concerto

PresseI have rarely heard jazz musicians of the younger generation play withsuch passion and drive!... very highly recommended!
- Wolfgang Giese, Rocktimes

PresseThis album is a masterpiece in every detail as well as in ist overall
design... Liebman has an ingenious connection with the Swiss….
- Ulrich Olshausen, FAZ

PresseTradition is always in view and that's precisely why it is soothingly hypermodern and zeitgeisty. The improvisational finesse of all participants meets magnificently attuned interplay, snotty anarchy and
high precision.
- Christian Köpf, Donaukurier

PresseUnless you have another CD by Vein, I reckon you're unlikely to have anything else in your collection that's quite like this...It grooves, it's rubato, it's subtle, it's fun, it's ruminative, it’s exultant; above all,it's constantly surprising. It's a treat.
- London Jazz News

Video"VEIN in 2016