Trioism is an acoustic jazz piano trio. It was formed on 1999 in Athens, Greece, by the drummer and music journalist Zak Samouil and pianist Spyros Manesis. After a couple of years with discussions and trials with various bass players, the group started playing in Athens in 2003 with the double bassist Petros Klampanis. During that period the band inspired and directed mainly by Zak Samouil, started having a musical approach, based on the simultaneous improvisation and the lyrical treatment of the melodic lines. After a winter full of concerts, Spyros Manesis and Petros Klampanis moved to Amsterdam, Holland, where they continued the same concept in a different cultural environment. The result is a recording in Amsterdam (April 2006), with the collaboration of three drummers: Luca Marini (Italy), Andreas Pichler (Austria) and Gustavo Grajales Nandayapa (Mexico).Since 2007 the drummer of the group is the Portugese Rui Ramos Pereira. The first album of the group is released by ANKh records, an independent record label based in Athens. The live performance of the trio in Athens last December is video recorded and is going to be released soon with the title: Trioism live in barGurubar, Athens, December 2007.


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