Trio Ponty - Lagrène - Eastwood
A unique way of blending double bass, guitar and violin.
The history of jazz spares little room for trios of instruments, however, although Django Reinhardt's heritage can still be sensed in the tremendously intuitive playing of Biréli Lagrène who has long since integrated other musical styles, this new group clearly shows that it belongs to the 21st century. Jean-Luc Ponty is effectively the inventor of the modern violin and continue to be a key figure in the field of violin innovation. As for Kyle Eastwood, the development of his double-bass play within his own band and the rare versatility he demonstrates in whatever environment he chooses, make him the ideal partner with whom to establish rhythm, define harmony and converse as an equal with violin and guitar whose roles, consequently, become interchangeable.
Settled in a decidedly contemporary acoustic swing, encompassing occasional incursions of a more groovy nature, ingenious and lyrical, intensely musical, the string trio Ponty – Lagrène - Eastwood forms one of the most exciting and promising musical projects of summer 2017.