Stefan Aeby Trio

Live Act Jazz Melodic Groove Improvisation Soundscape
Stefan Aeby Trio - Jazz Melodic Groove Improvisation Soundscape Live Act in Fribourg

Stefan Aeby Trio Short Info

Acclaimed Swiss pianist and composer Stefan Aeby presents with his trio his debut on Intakt Records as a bandleader. His excellent new album "to the light" with bass player André Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz has a clear, unique identity. The trio follows a free vision of minimal sound art, leaving space and time to react to each other, and to revel in the sounds.

Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: "To build their multi-layered sound architecture, these three music fanatics avoid the weight of the monumental, instead using their atmospheric musicianship to create a soundtrack for the poetry of the unobtrusive. The magic of this expansive music lies in a courageous aesthetic of modesty, which favours fine-fingered sensitivity over the muscular gestures of musical high-performance sport, and thus a statement against the thundering excesses of spectacle. Yet this graceful sonic art is indeed spectacular in its filigree way. Unpretentiously, the trio have cultivated a kind of gallant tiptoe. The principle is to play softly and generate tension walking on velvet paws. This urgent ensemble music often creates its magic through a calmness bordering on silence."

"virtuous chamber jazz music without the bragging but instead with true treasures of dreamful and lyrical music"
(la liberté)

"Cultivated sound esthetics with a very personal face – one of the most promising projects, Switzerland has to offer at the time"
(jazzthing)

"A piano trio that is swimming brave and successful against the stream of the common genres."
(stereo)

"The compositions are uniformly excellent, filled with unexpected twists and turns with surprising harmonic choices."
(cadence, ny)

"Lyrical without sentimentality, groovy without losing spontaneity, souverne but without getting trapped in a routine the trio develops a touching band sound."
(leipziger zeitung)

"Dem Stefan Aeby Trio ist es gelungen, nach dem schon großartigen are you …? noch zuzulegen. Im Verein mit der klanglich erstklassigen Produktion, dem feinen Cover und den drei bestens aufgelegten Musikern und ihrer inspirierten Musik gibt es hier ein Gesamtpaket, das ein Muss ist. Sehr gelungen!"
(musikansich.de)

"Wie die Sonnenstrahlen durch die dichte Wolkendecke eines Herbsttages brechen die Klaviertöne von Aeby durch das Klangdickicht des Openers 'Vevey'. Gemeinsam steigern sich dir drei Musiker dann in einen kollektiv groovenden Rausch. (…) Bandsound mit magischer Komponente.
(…) die Band verzaubert einmal mehr (…). "
(Jazzthing)

"This is a very engaging disc, from the heady opening "Vevey" through some minimalist, delicately treated sounds to the final gentle chords. Aeby's partnership with bassist André Pousaz continues where it left off on the previous album in 2010 Are you..? His steady phrasing brings the album to its mellow conclusion, with Aeby's melodic but cheeky, light runs never stretching the envelope more than it can bear."
(allaboutjazz.com)

"Improvisation trifft auf Struktur, Kraft und Spielfreude auf souveräne Ruhe. So widersrpüchlich das jetzt klingen mag, so abwechslungsreich ist diese schön Platte."
(hifistars, 12-2013)

Acclaimed Swiss pianist and composer Stefan Aeby presents with his trio his debut on Intakt Records as a bandleader. His excellent new album "to the light" with bass player André Pousaz and drummer Michi Stulz has a clear, unique identity. The trio follows a free vision of minimal sound art, leaving space and time to react to each other, and to revel in the sounds.

Florian Keller writes in the liner notes: "To build their multi-layered sound architecture, these three music fanatics avoid the weight of the monumental, instead using their atmospheric musicianship to create a soundtrack for the poetry of the unobtrusive. The magic of this ex...

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Stefan Aeby Trio on Tour

  • 21 | 12 | 2016 zürich jazz im seefeld
  • 13 | 01 | 2017 sierre jazzstation
  • 27 | 01 | 2017 st. gallen gambrinus
  • 04 | 02 | 2017 villingen-schweningen jazzclub
  • 31 | 03 | 2017 bad bonn club
  • 24 | 04 | 2017 london vortex

Past Gigs Stefan Aeby Trio

  • 11 | 2016 yverdon nova jazz
  • 11 | 2016 bern bee-flat
  • 10 | 2016 erfurt frau korte
  • 10 | 2016 altenburg jazzklub
  • 10 | 2016 fribourg la spirale
  • 09 | 2016 romont 20h de romont
  • 01 | 2016 fribourg belvedere
  • 01 | 2016 bern the room
  • 11 | 2015 fribourg belvedere
  • 10 | 2015 fribourg belvedere
  • 10 | 2015 bern sonarraum
  • 09 | 2014 zürich film festival
  • 05 | 2014 sion ferme asile
  • 04 | 2014 cully jazz festival
  • 04 | 2014 bern bejazz
  • 03 | 2014 basel bird's eye
  • 01 | 2014 baden isebähnli
  • 12 | 2013 fribourg la spirale
  • 12 | 2013 bern bee-flat
  • 12 | 2013 lausanne swiss national radio
  • 11 | 2013 lausanne festival onze+
  • 11 | 2013 geneva amr
  • 10 | 2013 münchen seidl villa
  • 10 | 2013 zürich moods
  • 10 | 2013 iserlohn jazzclub henkelmann
  • 06 | 2013 thun schlosskonzerte
  • 04 | 2013 aarau jazzclub
  • 04 | 2012 vevey residency live in vevey
  • 04 | 2012 vevey residency live in vevey
  • 04 | 2012 vevey residency live in vevey
  • 04 | 2012 vevey residency live in vevey
  • 04 | 2012 vevey residency live in vevey
  • 03 | 2012 zürich volkshaus
  • 03 | 2011 freiburg breisgau waldsee
  • 03 | 2011 berlin b-flat
  • 02 | 2011 chur jazzclub
  • 02 | 2011 sion ferme asile
  • 02 | 2011 bern bejazz
  • 01 | 2011 lausanne swiss national radio
  • 01 | 2011 wädenswil teatro ticino, jazzlake
  • 01 | 2011 basel bird's eye
  • 01 | 2011 schaffhausen kammgarn
  • 01 | 2011 geneva amr
  • 01 | 2011 basel bird's eye
  • 01 | 2011 fribourg la spirale

Discography Stefan Aeby Trio

  • 2016 to the light Album | intakt records
  • 2013 utopia Album | ozella music
  • 2010 Are you...? Album | Unit Records

Media

  • Sound to the light
  • Sound stalden
  • Sound knabautsch
  • Sound hmmm
  • Sound iuk
  • Video stefan aeby trio: to the li...
  • Video stefan aeby trio: to the li...
  • Video stefan aeby trio: to the li...
  • Video stefan aeby trio: to the li...
  • Video stefan aeby trio live in cu...
  • Sound 02 september
  • Sound 03 utopia
  • Sound 01 vevey
  • Video utopia (live)

Origin

  • Fribourg CH

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • stefan aeby piano
  • andré pousaz bass
  • michi stulz drums