3,5 Stars for 3'Ain's first EP from Gareth Thomas in the British Jazz Journal!
"The absence of drums contributes to a music that is open and uncluttered, allowing the listener to really appreciate the interplay and musical dialogue between Martini and Maris. But where some rhythmic backbone is required, Otto Kint steps in with his double bass, as in the percussive opening to Njord Puffin.
As an album 3’Ain is let down slightly by its lack of cohesion. Tracks end rather abruptly which can spoil the flow of the overall album ... However, as a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own."
But isn't that exactly what EP's are for? :)
Read the full review on jazzjournal.co.uk
Leading UK jazz magazine Jazzwise gave 3'Ain's debut EP 3 stars!
" This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini; otherwise it's an engaging mix of Arabic-inflected melody, accordion-based Musette, Tango and improv."
It's an international short film festival, usually taking place in the city center of Antwerp, but due to Covid-19 the selected films will be viewed and judged by the jury at home this edition.
The festival has a varied program with international, national, documentary, fiction and animation films, judged by a professional jury and the audience.
Jacques Prouvost from Jazz blog JAZZQUES really enjoyed 3'Ain at Brosella XXS festival.
Read his full review (in French) on his JAZZQUES blog.
3'Ain at the Brosella XXS festival as seen through the lens of Shamrockraver.