No hipster minimalism, no irony but clear and powerful ideas. Kruttli’s playing impresses at every level, delivering with defined ease, complex rhythms, colourful harmonies and overlapping tones. She navigates her band through a mysterious, soulful musical landscape.
What distinguishes the young pianist from her peers is her confident and straightforward delivery of a vast array of original musical. Deeply connected to composers such as Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel, she is at home in a wide range of dazzling melodic patterns, effortlessly mastering the most sophisticated chord changes. This trio emerges at an exciting time in Jazz history, when boundaries are being pushed, revised and pushed again. Their organic style is both, exciting and innovative.
released March 27, 2020
Marie Kruttli - Piano
Lukas Traxel - Standup Bass
Jonathan Barber - Drums
supported by 4 fans who also own “Marie Kruttli Trio - The Kind of Happy One”
"By A Little Light" is of the same class and perfection as "In The Ivory", released two years later. Matt Ulery's unique writing style is the constant in the varied pieces on this exceptional double album, and many of the first-class musicians performing on "In The Ivory" can be found here as well. I'm especially pleased to hear the magnificent voice of Grażyna Auguścik and the piano virtuosity of Rob Clearfield once again. My favorite track "Gone Like It Always Was" is not among those playable for free, so I recommend "To Lose Your Mind" as a representative sample. Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)