Primary Instrument: Piano
BORIS NETSVETAEV (p), PHIL STEEN (b) und KAI BUSSENIUS (ds).
They have the features necessary to give this so complex and traditional trio setting an original character: they are devoted to the music as a whole, they are virtuosos on their instruments, they are young and at the same time have collected a huge wealth of experience. And … they are friends.
Since the founding of the Hammer Klavier Trio in 2002, their individual personalities miraculously melt together when they head to the improvisational journey with an interlude of Prokofiev, an African folk song or an ostinato funk groove. Their music is always one thing:...
Awards:Nominated as Video-of-the-Year candidate for the 2011 Awards by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Piano trios are a dime-a-dozen in jazz, but electro-acoustic outfits that cover this much ground are a relative rarity; that's what makes the Hammer Klavier Trio such a find. —Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz