“Creative and skilled, they freely rain notes upon the audience …” – jazzhound

Sebastian Spanache Trio was established in the fall of 2011 in Timisoara, Romania with its current line-up (from left to right) – Sánta/Pieloiu/Spanache – since March 2012. The musicians have played together in different groups along the years, including Expanding Time Colors – a project which toured Romania twice and concerted at philharmonic halls and jazz festivals in the country.

The three free-thinking musicians are all individually leaders of the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians of the Romanian scene, and together form a group with a new take on modern odd-meter song-based improvisation; this is a group that invites the audience to share the navigation of their own musical future.

After several months of preparing their material, in June of 2012 the trio went in the studio for three days of promotional video recording. From the first bars of ‘Argentina’ you can tell this is not going to be your usual jazz endeavor: the tunes are skillfully crafted, with intricate meters and complex, unexpected forms. The influences borrow from a wide musical palette, with grooves and atmospheres suggestive of ambient or electronic music. ‘7 is Your Friend’ starts hot only to regain balance within the unique vitality of improvisations, in-the-moment dialogue and attention to the architecture of musical storytelling. And ‘Brown’ calls to mind an ethereal journey through present-times music that goes beyond what you would typically hear in a ‘classic’ jazz piano trio.