Andy Sheppard - sax
Michael Arbenz – piano
Thomas Lähns – bass
Florian Arbenz - drums
Since Swiss trio VEIN was formed, it has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground-breaking projects. Their longstanding collaboration with the astonishing British saxophonist Andy Sheppard makes for an exciting and unconventional quartet and a meeting point for four musicians with great chemistry.
Just as the trio has created an almost symbiotic interplay by bringing together its background, its stupendous musical togetherness and its concept of maximum equality for all members, it never fails to find an incredibly inspiring addition in Andy Sheppard.
Sheppard, with his distinctive and modern style that is always respectful of tradition, is one of the most important saxophonists of today's Jazz scene. He masterfully moves through the groove-heavy, lyrical, rhythmically and harmonically complex and open pieces and passages of the quartet's repertoire, which mainly consists of their own compositions, and brings to them the spirit of great Jazz playing.
“Nice work, get it! Incredibly creative piano trio.” - Rolling Stone
“VEIN go from strength to strength.” - John Fordham, The Guardian
“The classical world continues to inspire some of this trio’s best work” - Thomas Rees, Jazzwise Magazine