Pilc Moutin Hoenig, Sunday at the Bach

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Wed, January 18, 2012


Jean-Michel Pilc, Francois Moutin and Ari Hoenig will perform from their comeback album “Threedom” January 15th at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay.  Recorded in a completely improvised stream of single takes in the studio, Threedom brilliantly documents the trio’s singular and completely unpredictable synchronicity.

This is a trio that surrenders their collective musical souls to the harmonious union of one thought. “Chemistry” would be the classic undersell on Threedom as bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Ari Hoenig round out more than a simple piano trio but a formidable musical force of self discovery. The original work “Threedom” may be the prime example of a very simple organic sound that is punctuated by each participant while never bordering on the self indulgent as is often the case.

In the years since Pilc Moutin Hoenig burst onto the scene in 1996, each band member has grown in stature as a leader. Pilc, a major player on the European and Canadian Jazz circuit, has rapidly gained ground in America as one of the most exciting and unpredictable pianists in jazz and Lucid Culture describes Pilc as “A defiant advocate of pure improvisation.” The skilled Ari Hoenig has received numerous accolades himself and Time Out New York listed him as one of The 25 Essential New York City Jazz Icons, citing his playing as “anything but routine.” In addition Francois Moutin’s unmistakable talent was recognized in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll, making the short list for best Bass and Rising Star Bass player

January 8, 2012, 4:30 to 8 pm, $35