Marta Warelis – piano
Wilbert de Joode – bass
Onno Govaert – drums

“..the deep listening, the constant and instant shifts, triggered by playful themes, fleeting ideas, quirky colors or fragments of a pulse[..] Sketching an unpredictable structure and offering a unique palette of colorful sounds, subtle yet adventurous dynamics, free of all the clichés of the modern jazz piano trio.”

Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

BIOGRAPHY

The trio Warelis / de Joode / Govaert emerged from Amsterdam’s flourishing improvised music circuit and unites two generations of improvisers: the young, up-and-coming Onno Govaert and Marta Warelis with ‘old dog’ and Boy Edgar Prize winner 2016 Wilbert de Joode. Together, they dip into a rich source of experiences and ideas to create music that is urgent and extremely flexible – always in search of the perfect sound. Their first album ‘Inscapes’ was released in 2019 on De Platenbakkerij.

REVIEWS

“The trio’s range of dynamics and energy is unprecedented, from intense and overwhelming to calm and almost inaudible.”

Herman te Loo, Jazz Flits

“Inimitable improvisations in five parts, a delight for connoisseurs.”

Erno Elsinga, jazzenzo.nl

«Inscapes» is the debut album of the Amsterdam-based trio OMAWI – Onno Govaert on drums, Marta Warelis on piano and Wilbert De Joode on double bass, recorded already on November 2015. The prolific De Joode is one of the busiest bass players in the Dutch scene, a resourceful improviser with strong, inquisitive personality, imaginative musical vision and recognizable sound (that owes much to his use of gut strings). Govaert is known from the power trio Cactus Truck and another trio with Cactus Truck’s bassist-guitarist Jasper Stadhouders and De Joode. Polish Warelis studied at the conservatory in Groningen before moving to Amsterdam and collaborated already with reeds player Ab Baars and pianist Guus Janssen.

Together OMAWI suggests an urgent and flexible interplay, always searching for new experiences and dynamics, The five piece are credited to the three musicians and reflect the democratic, leader-less spirit of this trio and its aesthetics that blur common distinctions between compositional ideas to free improvisation. Warelis, De Joode and Govaert always question and challenge the conventional roles and the sonic spectrum of their instruments, always attempting to find new sounds. Still, it is not about the sounds themselves as it is about the way to reach those sounds – the deep listening, the constant and instant shifts, triggered by a playful themes, fleeting ideas, quirky colors or a fragments of a pulse. The 13-minutes «Star» brings the accumulated experiences of Warelis, De Joode and Govaert to perfection. This piece develops according to its mysterious inner rationale, sketching an unpredictable structure and offering a unique palette of colorful sounds, subtle yet adventurous dynamics, free of all the clichés of modern jazz piano trio.

Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

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