"3'Ain plays what it calls "worldwide" jazz with Middle Eastern influences. The genesis of the band is a somewhat separate story starring Yamen Martini. Indeed, he left his homeland of Syria in the year 2015 to come to Belgium, where he met Piet Maris, who suggested he collaborate on music destined for a theater performance. [...] " - Cutting Edge Magazine
“Together they make irresistible world fusion, multicultural music that shows that where worlds come together, the world immediately becomes a little richer and more beautiful. Music to put you in a particularly good mood.”
To read the full review: click on Moors Magazine or on the pdf document to the right (Deutch).
Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 7/5/22 Bonhomme Hiver Linkebeek - pictures by Eugénie Bartanche
"But first, the band betrays workshop Ostend with Scrambled Ensor, which seems to want to turn into a jaunty waltz, yet holds back. And how do you get past Meeting Issues, the album's highlight? This beautiful composition by Martini starts with a delightful bass line by Kint before evolving into a sultry dance of trumpet and accordion. Hypnotic, warm sounds make you dream of unattainable friends and girlfriends." - Da Music Magazine
Jean-Claude Vantroyen gives 4 stars to the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain in Le Soir:
"A trumpet, an accordion, a bass et voilà: stories in full sea. A music tinged with orientalism and tango but anchored in Belgium, impregnated with the atmosphere of the places where the composing took place, like Ostend in the case of Scrambled Ensor. This trio tells us bewitching stories that we want to hear again and again."
Björn Comhaire About the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Luminous Dash:
"The album contains seven tracks that often center on the solo playing of the trumpet, which is frequently riveted to the accordion. The melodic double bass lines are the glue that holds the two together and puts a soothing salve over (or under) the reed and wind instrument."
Jaune Toujours, Festival Musique d'Ailleurs, Le Rox, Rouvroy - pictures by Laurent Henoumont
Announcement of the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Frontview Magazine:
"On April 21, the debut album 'Sea Of Stories' will be released, recorded in the Studio of De Grote Post (Ostend). The music of 3'Ain regularly refers to the environment and atmosphere of the place where they create, in the port of Ostend, hence also the advance single 'Scrambled Ensor'."
3'Ain Brosella Spring Festival, Brussels - pictures by Shamrockraver Photography
Bart Cornand interviewed 3'Ain for Knack Focus:
"They combine the melancholy of the piano du pauvre with the fragrance of the Levant. 3'Ain brings Middle Eastern jazz on a human scale, and that has a lot to do with the instrumentation. This band is all about air. Otto Kint's double bass, Piet Maris' accordion and Yamen Martini's trumpet never shout. They whisper, laugh, breathe together, at the intersection of oriental melodies and European drawl."