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Tingvall Trio - Dance

“Dance” is the title of this new album and the trio takes listeners along on a journey around the world, letting the widest variety of dance styles flash and flare as a vivid form of emotional expression.

Martin Tingvall describes how it came about: “The idea for ‘Dance’ emerged while we were rehearsing ‘Cuban SMS’, one of the first new songs. All jokes aside: It was really hard for us to stay in one place as we worked. There was so much rhythm and energy in the music. As for me, I can’t dance to save my life, but it just grabbed us and carried us away. The idea for an album full of dances was born.”

Despite all the recognizability inherent to the typical Tingvall Trio sound, many of the compositions are clothed in startlingly new attire. Alongside Oriental spices and hues on “Arabic Slow Dance” or reggae beats on “Ya Man”, the tanginess of Latin America can be discovered, too, for instance on “Bolero” or “Spanish Swing”. With this successful trio, it goes without saying that the power and joy found in dance is complemented by a few calm moments full of thoughtful depth on tracks like “Det Lilla”, or the sorrow on “In Memory”. “Dance” is a thrilling album where the three of them are able to display a multitude of facets.

Martin Tingvall, Omar Rodriguez Calvo and Jürgen Spiegel sound more matured and harmonious than ever before on this new release; it’s easy to picture just how much fun they had recording these pieces.

In addition to CD and digital release, a 180 g vinyl pressing is also going to be available again. The album will be realesed on October 2nd.

Martin Tingvall, Omar Rodriguez Calvo, Jürgen Spiegel: a Swede, a Cuban and a German. Three men who have made Hamburg their home. A pianist, a base player, a drummer. Together they create an unmistakable sound all its own. A sound and songs which even appeal to people who normally don't listen to jazz. That’s the Tingvall Trio.

With concerts in more than 30 countries, a full measure of accolades including the German ECHO JAZZ as „Ensemble of the Year“ and „Live Act of the Year“, Jazz awards in gold for each of the trio's studio albums, No. 1 on the Jazz charts and even high ranking on the Pop charts, the trio's popularity has attained a level usually marked by current pop bands.
And yet, Tingvall Trio are just three friends who still love to make music together. This autumn their new album „Dance“ will be released.