Michiel Braam (piano), Wilbert de Joode (double bass), Michael Vatcher (drums)
Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher comprises three of the Dutch jazz scene’s most idiosyncratic musicians, for whom freedom and adventure are essential values. They all play an absolutely equal role in the music, which can go in any which way, depending on decisions made on the spot. The long musical friendship (since 1989) results in intuitive playing of the highest order. Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher shines in short powerful pieces, honoring the jazz tradition by pushing it ahead with consummate, dazzling skill. The trio combines a playful incorporation and expansion of older forms with a great adventurousness.
‘Partnered by powerhouse bassist Wilbert de Joode and drummer extraordinaire Michael Vatcher Braam delivers some of the most confident and enjoyable piano work I’ve heard in recent years.’ (Dan Warborton)