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Marie Kruttli Trio: Running After The Sun

Read "Running After The Sun" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Swiss pianist Marie Kruttli returns on third album Running After The Sun to the trio format of her debut, Kartapousse (Konnex Records, 2015). This latest album, recorded in Berlin, highlights the strengths of Kruttli as a composer and the trio as musicians, with an impressive collection of original tunes.

Hot on the heels of ...

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Marie Kruttli: What Do I Miss

Read "What Do I Miss" reviewed by Geno Thackara

There's a usual time-tested path so many musicians go through in their early phases: learn how to play, take examples from one's favorites or influences, continue absorbing the elements and mechanics of what they do, then take some time processing all those things and (hopefully) eventually spinning them into one's own voice or style. At the ...

Martin Perret's L'Anderer: Don't Try You Are

Read "Don't Try You Are" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The moody and mystical Don't Try You Are is a concept album--"the musical investigation of the murder of a mysterious man in an indefinite country just after a war." The music--written by drummer Perret--is high on atmosphere and mystery, often dark and sometimes unsettling. It's not an album to encourage an outbreak of dancing, but it ...

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Marie Kruttli Quintet: What Do I Miss

Read "What Do I Miss" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

What Do I Miss is pianist Marie Kruttli's second album as leader, hot on the heels of her trio debut, Kartapousse, which was released in mid-2015. Once again the tunes are all Kruttli's original compositions, but this time round it's a quintet outing: a short, five track EP recorded in Brooklyn during Kruttli's three-month stay in ...

Marie Kruttli Trio: Kartapousse

Read "Kartapousse" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Kartapousse is the debut album from the Marie Kruttli Trio. Leader and composer Marie Kruttli, born in French Switzerland in 1991, is joined by two more young Swiss musicians, bassist Lukas Traxel and drummer Martin Perret, on a collection of her original compositions. It's a promising start to the trio's career.

Apparently, Kartapousse is ...