Bassface Swing Trio feat. Ralf Hesse
Thilo Wagner (piano), Jean-Philippe Wadle (double bass), Flo Hermann (drums), Ralf Hesse (trumpet)
What swing actually is and when it “swings” – this is the question that music analysts, musicians and entire books deal with. But the problem with these books is: you can’t hear them, and they don’t swing either.
So if you want to know what swing is, you’d better experience Jean-Philippe Wadle’s “Bassface Swing Trio” live.
Because the musicians Thilo Wagner (piano), Jean-Philippe Wadle (double bass) and Flo Hermann (drums) make the traditional music experienceable for everyone. And who does not want to hear must feel: Swing is not intellectual flattery – even if it is played on a high level and as adeptly as the Bassface Trio does. It is a humorous, gripping, honest and down-to-earth dance music that has its roots in the 1920s. Despite its age, to this day it has lost hardly any of its old charm, but has even become richer by a few charms over time. And of course today’s musicians benefit from the legends that had their heyday in the 50s: the Bassface Trio sounds and swings in the tradition of Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and consorts.
A transparent and brilliant sound, virtuoso solos, a gripping interplay, a remarkable dynamic and a lot of humor characterize the trio.