tré CD-Release "brissago" 2013 & 2014
Tré is supported by national swiss foundations.
Agentur Fischermann Special
Jazz de Cologne
tré “Brissago ” DOUBLE MOON Records 2012
Videos “Schloß Elmau” Konzert 2010
tré – a renowned trio from Zurich, Switzerland – exclusively for the Fischermann Agency’s Specials. The
group will be on tour from 14 – 20 January, 25 March – 07 April; 15 – 30 April, 16 - 22 September, 04 – 10 October and 28 October – 03 November 2013 and
09 - 29 February, 24 - 30 March 2014 as well as on request for clubs, festivals and special events. They will be presenting current material as well as their fourth
CD Brissago, which appeared on Double Moon Records in 2012.
12 – 20 January
12 - 01 Villingen/D
14 – 01 Baden/CH
25 March – 07 April
15 - 30 April
12 - 04 Zug/CH, Vieljazz
18 - 04 Trier/D, Jazzclub tbc
16 - 22 September
04 – 10 October
28 October – 03 November
02 - 11 Oberengstringen/D, Jazzclub
09 - 29 February
24 - 30 March
Whoever wants to limit tré to the Swiss alpine region is not only off the mark, he or she is also completely wrong. When listening to
the current CD Brissago, the listener has to orient himself anew, constantly. Indeed, in the course of the CD, the concept “home-
land” is transformed into a new sounds, again and again. For these three sound-boarders, Switzerland stretches from the Balkans
and Latin America (“Güle Güle”), from Mississippi (“Welcome”) to New York (“Parcours,” “Silogas”) and much further (“Soljankja”)!
The musical semantics of locating music is thrown for a spin such that it crackles (“M+M,” “Lachnummer 2”). There, the personal
memory machine is turned on, since completely overblown folk dances (“Mtagadapdap”) march side-by-side with hyper-bebop
anecdotes (“Nutztierdruck”) à la King Crimson. We find forms (“Lachnummer 1,” “Kakadu,” “Leierkasten”) that combine spatial,
visual and rhythmic energies in a short period of time. Or homeland archetypes such as yodelers (“Folleschübel”) and waltzes
(“Brissago”) are taken apart, in the fast mode, via samba attitude and tacet thrusts. The three musicians deal with their material
anarchistically, but also respectfully and lovingly (“Zwische Huus und Gadä”). The comic and serious lie close to each other and
bear fruit. They three submerge us, at the same time, in the world of micro-sounds from folk festivals and concert halls. (“Treffen,”
“Folleschübel”). Virtually, we are standing at an altitude of 2,000 meters in a multiphonic world of sound and images, near the origin
of sound (“Grünes Gras”), without banning any ideas. Complex funk, Balkan and oriental rhythms meld together optimally with
porous Helvetian sound-layers and shadows of both wind players (“Parkuhr”). In permanent euphoria and mourning, the brass
players echo, swell and subside like Alphorns (“Ernst,” “Short Nap”). In spite of the most complex sequences, we hear airy, light
music with the greatest of interactive density and presence between the players (“Geläut”).
Seldom before has the urban jazz feeling sounded so rural and the Alpine folk music so global in the fully home-made acceleration
and deceleration of the soothing mini scenes that tré creates. In the fall of 2012 the cattle will be brought down from the mountain
pastures into the valley, in a great ceremony. So, bring these three exemplary musicians down from the Alpine pastures (or their
rehearsal space) to your venue or festival. You’ll be glad you did.
Thomas Lüthi ... soprano & tenor saxophone // Bernhard Bamert ... trombone // Lukas Mantel … drums
Thomas Lüthi ... soprano & tenor saxophone // Bernhard Bamert ... trombone // Christian Niederer … drums
"And then, in between, something of their own, rarely or never before heard in this form. (...) The music of tré is an exceptional
"tré doesn't just do a real mix-up of styles, it creates something independent, something new … (tré) delight you too, with their
tongue-in-cheek playing and good humour, which are infectious."
“Seldom has a trio been heard to play in such a relaxed and carefree manner as tré from Zurich.”
"tré are in mischievous mood when they play fast and loose with some very varying styles of music in clever arrangements and
excursions beyond conventional bounds. Sometimes there is a no-holds-barred raucous approach, then a return to a more reservedsensitivity;
high brow and low brow are mixed together with an easy sense of nonchalance."
"No-one could be lulled into thinking this was mere pond life. The music has too much momentum for that. And anyway, tré already got off to
a flying start with their debut CD 'fundamental music' (…) Funky sounds, free-jazz passages, mournful cantilenas, solo
saxophone excursions, flirty folk-type themes, it's all on this disc. Forty minutes of musical slapstick: jazz as a sort of aural theatrical art."
"These three musketeers have the best compositional and arranging skills for transforming stylistic and rhythmic ideas into succinct melodies,
riffs and grooves ... Their pieces are reminiscent on the one hand of the vigour of a New Orleans wind band and on the
other of the anarchic force of Balkan bands, while at the same time bearing the precision of a classical wind ensemble."
"... like an exciting detective series: one never knows what will happen next. Such unpredictability captures and holds the listener's
imagination to the end. Anyone wanting to find more than the unilateral music world of the commercial radio stations should
definitely have a listen to this rare item."
Hungarian web magazine www.gondola.hu
"... and one wants to hear more of this unusual music afterwards. By the end of the disc, you have experienced a great deal,
listened to dashing melodies, been surprised by breaks, visited the circus and ridden on a children's merry-go-round, stopped to
hear a Mardi Gras band, danced a turbo-Ländler, taken a sleigh ride in the Alps, and attended funeral services in Upper Italy and
New Orleans. These three musicians pick significant elements from various styles and traditions and create a world of lively enter-
tainment from these fragments."
»Their music is enormous fun. (...) The spectacular hides the sophisticated, the rough-andready the refined, the acting-up the
"... their zealous take-up of inspiration from all styles of music emboldens their high-risk music-making (and they have mastered a
steady high-wire act with no bass or 'ground' below). Their music also has a humorous side, not the thigh-slapping variety but the
mischievous kind of Swiss humour."
Bern/Switzerland, BeJazz Winterfestival
Frauenfeld/ Switzerland, generations: Internationales Jazztreffen Frauenfeld
Cully/ Switzerland, Cully Jazz
Stans/Switzerland, Stanser Musiktage
Zurich/ Switzerland, jazznojazz
Luzern/ Switzerland, KKL
Chiasso/ Switzerland, in co-operation with Rete Due (Radio CH)
Geneva/ Switzerland, in co-operation with AMR
Fribourg/ Switzerland, Fri-Son | in co-operation with La Spirale
Elmau/ Germany, Jazzfestival Schloss Elmau
Feldafing/ Germany, Alpen Jazz Festival
Bad Wildungen/ Germany, Jazz Festival Bad Wildungen
Burghausen/ Germany, Jazzfestival
Port-au-Prince/Haiti, Festival International de Jazz
Luxemburg/Luxemburg, Blues n' Jazz Ralleye
Groningen/the Netherlands, ZomerJazzFietsTour
Warsaw/Poland, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Zurich/Switzerland, Moods - Final ZKB Jazzpreis, first place
The animated film Gipfelgig, by Bernhard Bamert and Luka Egger, with tré as the main actors won the audience prize for the best
animated film at the Solothurn Film Festival on January 27, 2011. It has been shown all over the world at diverse international short-
film and animation festivals.
Brissago, Double Moon Records 2012
Aufwind, Musiques Suisses 2009
Karpfen in Wilhelmsdorf, Double Moon Records 2008
Fundamental Music, Double Moon Records 2005
with best regards
Wilhelm - Sollmann - Str. 18
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