Inspired by a modern, clean European jazz sound, the jazz piano trio Trispace on their debut 2010 album brings to mind modern jazz along the lines of Swedish jazz supergroup Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST). Focused in concept, Trispace plays with delicate, beautifully recorded instruments, airy jazz-rock beats, and occasional odd-beat rhythmic structures that carry the listener along on comfortable musical journeys. Even the stylishly serene jacket design conveys the intended atmosphere, perhaps paying homage to the great modern jazz recordings from the ECM label visually as well as aurally.
Yuichi Hayashi’s piano takes center stage, with gentle melodies and pleasant lines of flowing improvisation. Morihiro Omura and Yoshitaka Yamashita, the double-bass and drums rhythm section, together build a solid groove framework over which the fluttering melodies catch the listener’s attention.
With nine original songs spanning jazz-rock, soft ballads, and a light EST and Bill Evans-style melodic sense, Trispace sets upon their path as a modern and inspired Japanese jazz trio.
Trispace by Trispace
Yuichi Hayashi - Piano, Composition
Morihiro Omura - bass
Yoshitaka Yamashita - drums
Released in 2010 on Leccia Records / feel free products as LRTR-0004.
Japanese names: Yuichi Hayashi 林祐市 Morihiro Omura 大村守弘 Yoshitaka Yamashita 山下佳孝
Audio and Video
Excerpt from "Peaceful Mind", track #6 on this album: