Trio Amuedo Van Merwijk Vierdag - Live in Amsterdam
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Leonardo Amuedo guitar
Jeroen Vierdag bass
Lucas van Merwijk drums
Read what Steely Dan's Walter Becker has to say about this trio:
"One evening last spring, saxophonist Toon Roos brought me to the Pompoen Jazz Club in Amsterdam where we listened to an
extraordinary set by a wonderful trio consisting of guitarist
Leonardo Amuedo, bassist Jeroen Vierdag and drummer Lucas van Merwijk. All three players distinguished themselves that night not only as individuals, but more importantly, by their collective musicality and interplay as a group.
Rarely do three players seem so well suited to each other as Leonardo, Jeroen and Lucas; and rarely are fluency and familiarity so well combined with freshness and spontaneity. Moreover, they were able to communicate their joy in music making to an enthusiastic audience, resulting in some of the most satisfying live jazz I've experienced in a while.
As I now discover, several great performances from that week's engagement have been spectacularly captured in this magnificent recording.
This is the coolest live jazz record I've heard in some time - it captures the magic of great improvising musicians at work in front of an appreciative audience in a fine sounding room. Absolutely top notch in every respect - this highly original and swinging trio is presented at their very best. What more could anyone ask for?
-- Walter Becker