The Andrew Read Trio was formed in 1996 and comprises pianist Hans Kwakkernaat, drummer Erik Poorterman and bassist Andrew Read. Inspired by the great piano trios throughout history jazz, the trio's style is rooted firmly in the American jazz tradition, however European and Latin influences are never too far away. The trio's repertoire consists of original compositions augmented with material drawn from the standard jazz repertoire.
The Andrew Read Trio performs regularly not only in trio formation but also as rhythm section for the historical big band project 'The Original Swing' and other well known prominent jazz artists. Through years of regular performances the trio has achieved a level of musical interplay where each piece appears to be more of a three way conversation rather than a soloist with accompaniment.
The trio's first CD Live in de Tor and the follow up The Andrew Read Trio - A2B were received well by both the public and the press. The CD Winter of my Dreams featuring guest vocalist Lils Mackintosh and sax player Wouter Kiers was a success generating substantial international sales. In 2009 The Andrew Read Trio signed with the Dutch label Aliud Records. The first release under this new contract is J.S.B. The Andrew Read Trio and is availble to download now.
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