arcustrio

Live Act Jazz Fusion Experimental Jazz Urban Grooves Progressive
arcustrio - Jazz Fusion Experimental Jazz Urban Grooves Progressive  Live Act in Bucharest

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The music of ARCUS TRIO builds on traditional folk music of Romanian and Balcanic descent, sipped at times through R&B moods, other times HipHop filters, it breathes Prog-Rock and Post-Prog air and finishes them with an authentic, personal style. The result is a particular, original and not at all sedentary sound, a narrative about that realm where Funk, Prog-Rock and Urban-Jazz can truly meet.
...Without even searching for their harmonies and not leaving any room for expectations towards such sequences, building bridges between styles on unexpected measures and fitting breaks, their songs are more like adventures with a scent of improvisation, the very thing that births this fusion-style that is the aftertaste of ARCUS TRIO's creations.
The three members put together very different cultural and musical backgrounds, their influences coming from years of hard study. The live sound is so honest that it seems to be analogical, the frequencies bred through intrinsic acoustical performance, and fits like a glove over the entire repertoire, tight but not at all hermetical.



ALEXANDRU ARCUS, the one that moved to Bucharest in 2014 determined to make this trio a reality, studies Sax since he was an 8 year old boy, and his relationship with his instrument, almost symbiotic, is one of the surprises that this Trio sets on the stage for the audience. ALEXANDRU first stepped on a stage in 2008 as a member of ALEX CALANCEA BAND and the ethnojazz project TRIGON, which he played along on more then 30 festivals and stages in more then 20 countries all over the EU, subsequently participating in several international projects such as 'Port of Cultures’, 'Moldova Calls quartet' and 'Moldova Calls octet’, ‘Roots Revival Maramureș’ and ‘EU Jazz Residency’ Sibiu Jazz Festival 2015.


ADI STOENESCU brings the Nord Organ sounds to the ARCUS TRIO. Captivated by the seductive raciness of its keys, ADI performs sincerely and with passion on stages alongside well known Romanian artists Sorin Romanescu, Alex Man, Catalin Milea, Tavi Scurtu, Cristian Soleanu, Vlad Popescu, Nicolas Simion, Iordache and Dan Alex Mitrofan. Going through Fusion, Blues, Funk and even traditional Jazz, his music is a dynamic flow strengthened by the teachings of Jimmy Smith, Larry Young or Brian Charette who once swept Marius Popp's young apprentice off his feet and stirred him towards the fascinating Hammond organ.

The less common beats for a Jazz-Funk trio is entirely the blame of MARCEL MOLDOVAN's rock backgrounds. Rocking through the free-spirited music of his childhood, he studied classical percussion at the Bucharest Music Institute and paced the groove with R’n'B, Electro, Fusion, HipHop, Soul and Dub influences, only to later on lend the specific restlessness of the rock sound to the ARCUS TRIO creations. Among the local and international artists he has worked with Steve Vai, Three for Helen, Smiley, Loredana and many others.

The music of ARCUS TRIO builds on traditional folk music of Romanian and Balcanic descent, sipped at times through R&B moods, other times HipHop filters, it breathes Prog-Rock and Post-Prog air and finishes them with an authentic, personal style. The result is a particular, original and not at all sedentary sound, a narrative about that realm where Funk, Prog-Rock and Urban-Jazz can truly meet.
...Without even searching for their harmonies and not leaving any room for expectations towards such sequences, building bridges between styles on unexpected measures and fitting breaks, their songs are more like adventures with a scent of improvisa...

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Past Gigs arcustrio

  • 09 | 2016 Chisinau, Moldova EthnoJazz Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Cluj, Romania Smida Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Timisoara, Romania JazzTM
  • 04 | 2016 Timisoara, Romania Allotropy, album release Tour
  • 04 | 2016 Satu-Mare, Romania Allotropy, album release Tour
  • 04 | 2016 Baia-Mare, Romania Allotropy, album release Tour
  • 04 | 2016 Cluj, Romania Allotropy, album release Tour
  • 04 | 2016 Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania Allotropy, album release Tour
  • 04 | 2016 Arad, Romania International Jazz Day
  • 04 | 2016 Sibiu, Romania Atrium Cafe
  • 04 | 2016 Brasov, Romania Tipografia
  • 03 | 2016 Bucharest, Romania Allotropy, album release concert
  • 02 | 2016 Bucharest, Romania GreenHours Club
  • 11 | 2015 Bucharest, Romania STUDIO Club
  • 10 | 2015 Rasnov, Romania Chef de Pace
  • 10 | 2015 Bucharest, Romania ArCuB Hall
  • 10 | 2015 Bucharest,Romania JazzPong Social Club
  • 08 | 2015 Vama Veche, Romania JazzBook Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Bucharest, Romania GreenHours Jazz Club
  • 06 | 2015 Bucharest, Romania JazzBook
  • 06 | 2015 Chisinau, Moldova UptownCafe
  • 05 | 2015 Tulcea, Romania DogroJazz Festival

Discography arcustrio

  • 2016 Allotropy Album | Arc Records

Media

  • Video ARCUS TRIO - Haiku, Unrelea...

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Origin

  • Bucharest RO

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Alexandru Arcus sax, efx
  • Adi Stoenescu nord organ
  • Marcel Moldovan drums
  • Andrei Cornea sound
  • Radu Pieloiu booking

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