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Stefan Orins Trio — October 11
(Circum-Disc CIDI 2201, 2022, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 2022-06-21
October 11, 2021 was a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the formation of this Lille based jazz trio, a live performance at the Tourcoing Jazz Festival, an ally of the group from their very beginnings in the late 90s. While one might expect a 25-year-old group to have an immense discography, the fact is that they’ve only released five previous studio recordings, the reason no doubt being bandleader / pianist / composer Stefan Orins’ many other musical endeavors — includes solo recordings, his other group Ten Worlds, other collaborations, and continuing work with the Circum Grand Orchestra, as well as other endeavors by the others in the trio. The group features double bassist Christophe Hache and drummer Peter Orins, the same lineup that has been together since their first studio recording, Natt Resa in 2004, and live renditions of two of that album’s tracks, the title cut and “Fjell Luff,” kick off the set at hand. The seven compositions featured in this live presentation (their first live release) are drawn from several of their previous albums, and include (in addition to the aforementioned two) “Tuplow Court” from 2010’s Stöt, “För,” “Pétales au Vent,” and “Wangari Maathai” from their most recent, 2017’s The Middle Way, as well as one track that is unique to this live set, “The Hindu”. Their sound is based purely on the compositions of Stefan Orins, arranged in the traditional jazz style that serves the pieces so well, a gentle progressive jazz style with shifting rhythms and plenty of room for all of the members to shine and stretch out, with animated and inspired versions of some of their best studio material in front of an enthusiastic audience.
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