Emil Hess (Denmark) saxophone,
Niklas Winter (Finland) guitar,
Rich Huntley (USA) drums
The music is a mix of originals and well-known standards. Smile, My Heart Belongs to daddy and Young at Heart belong to the latter category.
The trio does not only work with the melodies. They also work with the texture, the feeling, the structure and the soul in the music and in the meeting between the three. This is where the listener finds the reason why the record should be heard. Their calm, mature and clarified way of finding in the music is soothingly lovely.
We are led into their musical world, where the songs written by Hess and Winter, respectively, go well with the well- known songs. Once again, Emil Hess has made an album that you will have to listen to if you have a sense of well- played jazz.
Review from Nils Overgaard
The three musicians have played and toured together in different constellations for many years. They have a long musical and personal friendship and a special mutual musical understanding.
In 2017, they formed the trio Hess Winter Huntley, who played a number of concerts in Japan, Denmark and Finland.
In connection with Winter Jazz 2018, they played several concerts and recorded the material for their new CD "YOU".
Since then, they have toured and played together, among other things. In Japan and the Nordics and is in 2022 after Corona break on a new tour in Scandinavia I june.
Emil Hess www.emilhess.dk
Saxophonist & composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Has made 400 compositions and produced 17 albums. He has played more than 1,500 concerts at festivals and clubs in Japan, China, Europe and the United States. Has played and recorded with Mulgrew Miller, Lars Jansson, Thomas Clausen, Marilyn Mazur among others. Winner of the Danish Music Award jazz 2014 for best Danish jazz release.
is a Finnish jazz guitarist and composer. Winter has made many albums as a leader and has been active as a sidekick in several bands. He also runs his own jazz label Abovoice. Over the years, Winter has performed with; Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Ted Curson, Lars Jansson, Jukkis Uotila,....
American drummer with a fantastic groove and swing. Has been a busy member of the New York Jazz scene for over 20 years. Now living in Austin Texas. Has played all over the world with many different constellations. Among others Andrew De Angelo, Billy Drewes, Mulgrew Miller, Lew Soloff.
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