Friday 10 March 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : ,

On first hearing you're thinkging that there's lots in common with Antti Lötjönen's Quintet East 'Circus​/​Citadel' with its avant garde atmosphere.  But hang on, this is only a trio! 

If you're into We Jazz' Y-OTIS and Koma Saxo as on sax there's tenor saxophonist Otis Sandsjö who joins Traxel (bass) and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner (of Melt Trio). 

From the gentleness of 'Transience' to the manic brilliance of 'Origami', one fold short of a traditional paper crane, this is a deep album that revels in its own somber/sober mélancolie (Lukas is Swiss if it helps).

It's incredible that there are still tapes of Albert Ayler in a trio still being released and if you're a fan, get this debut album as it will not disappoint.

And if you happen to be in Helsinki this summer don't forget the Odysseus Festival on 21-23 July that will include many of your We Jazz favourite acts.

Artist: Lukas Traxel 

Title: One-Eyed Daruma

Release date: 10th March, 2023

Label : We Jazz Records

Catalog Number : WJLP45/ CD / Digital / Bandcamp 


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