Monday, October 12, 2009


Here's something completely different. The Trame Trio is a French trio that performs jazz, classical and traditional material.
The remarkable thing about the Trame Trio is that it features piano, drums, and a hurdy gurdy !!
A hurdy gurdy (or draailier in dutch, or vielle à rou in french) has a beautiful sound, and Gilles Chabenat sure knows how to play it.
"Changer D'Air" is more of a showcase for the hurdy gurdy than an actual album. All the pieces sound good, it's just too much of a mixture of different styles of compositions to make up 'an album'.

Did I mention that it includes a nice version of Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'? Well, it does, and it does sound nice.

-- info from the fabulous

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