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Moon Trio

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Those who love his lyrical style and clear piano sound will be pleased by this new release (and beautifully designed CD cover) of Jeroen van Vliet and his Moon Trio: Earth – Time. Van Vliet's recognisable sound with simple (but strong) emotional melodies, enriched with electronic effects on both piano and on bass creates a groovy sound and rhythm due to a perfect understanding with Mark Schilder's drums and Cord Heineking's bass. A trio, coming from the Moon, looking for Earth.

Jeroen van Vliet about his Moon Trio: “Last year I had a new approach in mind and also a new sound. I wanted Cord, with whom I've been working together since 2010 in Simin Tander's quartet, to participate with his beautiful expressive double bass and bass guitar. The times I met Mark, I was impressed by his groove and sound and by his very personal creative ideas, which would fit perfectly in with the sound I was looking for. I wanted to use both effects on the acoustic piano, as well as on the bass, to create an extra possibility for the compositions and improvisations. I wanted it to be groovy, but still to stay close to the acoustic piano sound; with simple, but emotional yet groovy pieces.”

Jeroen van Vliet (1965) is known for being a master of nuance and subtlety, with a strong feeling for melody and harmony. Yet he dares to experiment and always looks for new adventures. He became famous for his cooperation with saxophone player Paul van Kemenade and bassplayer Eric van der Westen, and especially for his performance on the Fender Rhodes in Eric Vloeimans' awarded album ‘Gatecrash’. For years he has been working with German-Afghan singer Simin Tander and many other international musicians, like Bob Malach, Kenny Wheeler, John Zorn, Norma Winstone, Charly Mariano and Jakob Bro. 

Van Vliet performs on about 50 albums as contributing artist and recorded 10 albums as a band leader.

In 2014 Jeroen van Vliet was awarded The Boy Edgar Prize; the most important recognition in The Netherlands for jazz and improvised music. The jury called him “one of the few great poets of Dutch improvised music, faithful to the beauty of sound.”


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