45

Moon Trio: Moon Trio: Earth-Time

Marithe Van der Aa By

Sign in to view read count
Graceful melodies and grooves merge together effortlessly on the debut album of this recently formed trio led by Dutch pianist Jeroen Van Vliet. With the help of occasional electronic effects, Van Vliet and his trio create soundscapes of a dreamlike quality that trigger and inspire the imagination.

While it is far from uncommon for contemporary jazz musicians to resort to technical showmanship, these three musicians wisely refrain—and it becomes them. On Earth-Time you will find no complex melodies , ungraspable polyrhythms or bizarre harmonies. Instead, the music finds its beauty in simplicity, and is characterized by a certain lyrical aesthetic that may remind one of Scandinavian composers such as Helge Lien or Tord Gustavsen.

Most pieces on the album are kept delicate and serene, though the brief dynamic outburst of Spider successfully manages to maintain the possibly wandering attention of the unfocused listener.

Though this acoustic piano trio may not be the most surprising or avant-garde, they make up for it with their charming compositions as well as their refined playing, and are definitely worth fifty-seven minutes (or more) of your time.

Track Listing: Earth Time; Mountain Hike; Ozone; Loose; Cycle; Gravity; Wanderer; Spider; Draft; Use My Time.

Personnel: Jeroen Van Vliet: piano; Cord Heineking: double bass/ bass guitar; Mark Schilders: drums.

Title: Moon Trio: Earth-Time | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Jazzhaus Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Oct3Thu
Jeroen van Vliet
Tivoli/vredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct3Thu
Jeroen van Vliet
Tivolivredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan5Sun
Jeroen van Vliet
Tivolivredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan5Sun
Jeroen van Vliet
Tivoli/vredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands

Related Articles

Read Down & Dirty Album Reviews
Down & Dirty
By Jack Bowers
July 21, 2019
Read Sublunary Minds Album Reviews
Sublunary Minds
By Troy Dostert
July 21, 2019
Read Peace Planet & Box of Light Album Reviews
Peace Planet & Box of Light
By Don Phipps
July 21, 2019
Read Hyperuranion Album Reviews
Hyperuranion
By Glenn Astarita
July 21, 2019
Read The Turning Album Reviews
The Turning
By Bruce Lindsay
July 20, 2019
Read Reveries and Revelations Album Reviews
Reveries and Revelations
By John Eyles
July 20, 2019
Read Live/Shapeshifter Album Reviews
Live/Shapeshifter
By Don Phipps
July 20, 2019