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Under the leadership of the award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jim Hart, Cloudmakers Trio represents the culmination of over a decade of musical growth between three of the finest musicians currently working on the international jazz, improvised and alternative music scenes.
Drummer and fellow Loop member Dave Smith is known for his experimental approach as well as a deep knowledge of West African music that has seen him work with the likes of Robert Plant and Hilmar Jensen as well as being the creative drive behind Outhouse Ruhabi and Fofoulah. Michael Janisch underpins the group with his virtuosic and driving bass playing that has led him to work with some of the world's most notable visionaries, from co-led bands with Lee Konitz and Greg Osby to performances with Quincy Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joe Lovano to name a few.
After a very successful North American tour taking in Rochester, Vancouver, Vitoria and Twin Cities Jazz festivals, and a very well received inaugural UK tour where they recorded live at the Vortex, Cloudmakers Trio once again open the door to collaboration. Joined by Austrian-born guitarist Hannes Riepler and French-based alto saxophonist Antonin Tri Hoang this new music explores their renown cataclysm of exciting rhythmical interplay paired with the two front line voices in what will surely result in their strongest program of original, genre-twisting music to date.
Jim Hart (vibraphone), Michael Janisch (double bass), Dave Smith (drums) with guests: Hannes Riepler (guitar), Antonin Tri Hoang (alto)saxophone