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New signing Joel Lyssarides continues a ''strong'' tradition, says Siggi Loch

''I see Joel Lyssarides in the strong tradition of his great compatriots Jan Johansson, Bobo Stenson, Esbjörn Svensson and Jan Lundgren,'' says Siggi Loch of ACT Records who have just signed the pianist. You may know the Swede from the beautiful …

Published: 30 Jun 2021. Updated: 23 days.

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''I see Joel Lyssarides in the strong tradition of his great compatriots Jan Johansson, Bobo Stenson, Esbjörn Svensson and Jan Lundgren,'' says Siggi Loch of ACT Records who have just signed the pianist.

You may know the Swede from the beautiful touch he displayed on Dreamer (Prophone, 2018)

Or perhaps pick up the achingly rhapsodic A Better Place from a year later. Regardless there's more to come as his career trajectory profile ascends and time to absorb this remarkable player when the next phase of his career begins. Born in 1992 Lyssarides was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and in Rome and is of Swedish and Greek lineage. His influences include Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The label, globally known for championing e.s.t., indicate that Lyssarides and his trio will record a studio album later in 2021.

Andreas Brandis of ACT/Tambour, above left, Joel Lyssarides, Siggi Loch, ACT

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Trio Sin Tiempo tantalise

'Motian', presumably named for Paul Motian, is brief but completely tantalising from Trio Sin Tiempo's Ritmos de Agua upcoming this summer, the work of pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Mariano Otero and drummer Sergio Verdinelli who form the trio. …

Published: 30 Jun 2021. Updated: 23 days.

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'Motian', presumably named for Paul Motian, is brief but completely tantalising from Trio Sin Tiempo's Ritmos de Agua upcoming this summer, the work of pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Mariano Otero and drummer Sergio Verdinelli who form the trio. Readers with very good memories may well recall Genovese from his work on Michael Janisch's Paradigm Shift back in 2015. Or more recently you may remember that the pianist was working with Gilfema's Massimo Biolcati.

As for the trio itself as a unit they released the – let's be completely honest – brilliant, eponymously monikered Sin Tiempo on the Ears & Eyes label in 2020 ludicrously underpublicised at the time of release. Listen to 'Blues' from that record, Genovese for goodness' sake sounding just as in the moment as Gonzalo Rubalcaba was in his pomp. His soloing instinctively leads me to Rubalcaba's door.

'Motian' on this upcoming record was written by the trio's bassist Otero. It's a fine introduction to the record. But go back to the earlier record for even more insights first. We'll bring you more on the new record later in the summer.

Recorded in a Buenos Aires studio in March all the tunes on Ritmos de Agua are originals written by each of the trio apart from 'Penumbra' by Luis Alberto Spinetta, aka "El Flaco" (''the thin one'') a singer, guitarist, poet, writer, composer and considerable icon of Argentine rock whose song that Sin Tiempo interpret appeared on his 1993 album, Fuego gris.

Themed around the subject of water as the title of Ritmos de Agua makes plain the 577 label release in August explores styles such as north-east Argentina's chamamé, the 3/4 dance rhythms of chamarrita from the Rio de la Plata, plus tango and candombe whose roots originate in Africa.