Daniel Toledo Trio feat. Pianohooligan


Piotr Orzechowski - piano
Daniel Toledo - bass
Patryk Dobosz - drums

niedziela, 26 luty, 2017 - 21:00
20/15 PLN

The law of attraction, in music as elsewhere, posits that like attracts like.  And so it goes that Ecuadorian bassist Daniel Toledo, Polish pianist Piotr Orzechowski, and Swedish drummer Paul Svanberg found each other.   Some people were simply made to meet.  There’s a shared vision that’s expressed in the journeys that these three take together, and that’s not something you can fake.  It’s either there or it’s not, and it’s most certainly there in the music on Atrium
     The Daniel Toledo Trio weds restlessness and refinement into a perfect marriage here, producing seven musical outcomes that are unpredictable in design and articulate in expression(s).   “Atrium”—an alluring tryst between light and dark, with Orzechowski’s fingers flitting to and fro, Svanberg’s sticks skittering on cymbals, and Toledo passionately moving and mooring—serves as the open air entryway into this world.  Then there’s “Tawny,” a number in five that evokes its orange-brown namesake color through a stroke of musical synesthesia; “Abridged Perspective,” which sets off in stark fashion and offers  breathing room; “Noa,” a hotbed of rhythmic interplay that initially presents with a serpentine maze;  and “Horyzont,” grounded in tribal chic and highlighting the notion of promise rising in the distance.  After that all comes and goes the album arrives at its end with “Margins,” a call to the wild that’s pure dynamism, and “Near Focus,” a sly sendoff that features some of Svanberg’s hippest stick work.  Isn’t it amazing what can happen when three unique yet like-minded personalities come together to form a united front?  It would appear that the law of attraction has it right. 
Dan Bilawsky
Senior Contributor at All About Jazz