Inspired by Bartók (particularly 8 Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs Op. 20), Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane, Chick Corea, Ligeti and Ravel on eight movements spread over eight tracks, Heinen has in the past turned his attention to Stockhausen and Vivaldi and established his own presence more broadly speaking within the prism of a post Bill Evans-type impressionistic universe while drawing on classical composers in his work.
Heinen has great imagination at the keyboard and manages to create a world of his own around him. The piano trio format suits him best of all and Calderazzo knows how to inject the drama that Heinen needs while Di Biase has a dreamier role, occasionally breaking free in sometimes desultory fashion to allow Heinen momentarily to settle back. A must for piano trio fans.