Album Title: Icaros Artist: Dominic J Marshall Trio Catalogue no: F-IRECD62 Date of Release : 10/09/2012 Price: 9.99 GBP
Young British jazz pianist-composer Dominic J Marshall’s trio features Tobias Nijboer at the double bass, and Kaspars Kurdeko on drums, two of Amsterdam's finest rhythm section players. The three Amsterdam-based musicians have been playing together for a year, and over that time have developed a kinship and a unique sense of interaction.
Following their striking debut “the Oneness”, the trio’s second album, “ICAROS”, will be released in September 2012 on F-IRE Label -‘F-IRE presents’ series. The album comprises solely of Marshall's original compositions, and the collective improvisations that spring forth from them. Dominic J Marshall cites such disparate artists as J Dilla, Hermann Hesse, Joan Miró, Alejandro Jodorowsky and J.S. Bach as influences.
The album has so many elements in it; groove, improvisation, romance... Full of unexpected twists and turns and build-ups and releases, that completes the performance, making a low-key melody into something much more. ICAROS brings the true feeling of jazz into action and captures the listener with its gently swinging mood. All in all a very musical walk into the future, but with deference to the roots of the music.
"...a considerable pianistic talent... pleasingly self-absorbed but consistently communicative and inventive piano solos that really impress... featuring an intense, fiercely interactive trio." (Chris Parker - LondonJazz) "Marshall is a budding talent with a fertile mind and displays a youthful energy as well as a darker, deeper side." (Don Albert - Downbeat) "A wonderfully fresh-sounding trio [Tyratarantis] of young musicians who play so easily you lose sight of the technical accomplishments of all the band members and just dig the feel... they communicate great joy. I think no-one's told them yet that life's supposed to be difficult!" - (John Law)
"He plays with real beauty and sensitivity and his compositions are really very imaginative. Echoes of EST." (Chris Gumbley)
Loose in Your Atmosphere
Smile for Us
Ojos de la Pastora
The Way of the Dinosaurs
F-IRECD 62 C & P Dominic J Marshall 2012. All rights reserved.
All compositions by Dominic J Marshall.
Recorded at Conservatorium Van Amsterdam 4th June 2012.
Engineered by Lex Tanger
Mastered by Darius Helfteren
Original artwork by 'Las Nalpeas Del Renaco' by Pablo Ameringo
Graphic design by Tania Freire