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Opening Lines

Opening Lines by Simon Vincent

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Simon Vincent

Label: Vision Of Sound Records
Released: 2016
Views: 52

Track Listing

Tender Love; Raindrops In June; Future Memory; Well You Shouldn't; Children's Song Nr 1: The Oak Tree; I Can See You Now; Last Call; Prayer Unto The People And Unto The Land; Portsmouth Blue

Personnel

Additional Personnel

Simon Vincent: Piano; Roland Fidezius: Bass; Rudi Fischerlehner: Drums

Album Description

Accompanied by the warm, flowing lines of Roland Fidezius on double bass and the kaleidoscopic textures of Rudi Fischerlehner on drums, THE OCCASIONAL TRIO’s spontaneity and breathtaking interplay are beautifully captured on this recording, made in a single session in the late summer of 2015 prior to an extensive solo tour. TENDER LOVE: A soft and lyrical 3/4 composition to open the album and to introduce the sound of the Trio, written in 2014 on a cold spring evening in Visby, Gotland. RAINDROPS IN JUNE: A waltz written after walking back home through the city at night, at the end of one of Berlin’s dramatic thunderstorms. FUTURE MEMORY: A free-floating, rhythmic ballad, given a Pat Metheny-esque touch by Rudi’s double-time cymbal work. WELL YOU SHOULDN’T: A straight 4/4 groover by the Trio to end the ‘first set’, with Roland and Rudi pushing all the way, ending with a propulsive drum solo to bring us back to the final melody. CHILDREN’S SONG NR 1: THE OAK TREE: A short composition alternating between 3/4 and 4/4. I CAN SEE YOU NOW: A free-form piece with a simply-stated beginning, which opens out into an intense trio improvisation, before returning quietly to the opening chords. LAST CALL: A sensitive and touching ballad composition by Roland Fidezius, which gives the Trio the chance to explore some slow and spacious improvisation. PRAYER UNTO THE PEOPLE AND UNTO THE LAND: A prayer for our times, it is the second free-form composition on this album, whose opening chord sets the stage for the Trio to ‘speak’, with Roland and Rudi providing in some beautiful, free duo interplay in the final section of the track. PORTSMOUTH BLUE (for Dave Brubeck): A dynamic 3/4 tune to end the album with. Originally composed in 1989, it has stayed in his repertoire ever since. The solos after the main theme are reminiscent of Dave’s approach, something which just happened on the night, as a fitting tribute to someone who has been a great influence on Simon’s piano playing.


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