Sea of Stories - CD - Digipack-sleeve
3'Ain is a trio in which Yamen Martini (trumpet) Otto Kint (upright bass) and Piet Maris(accordion) join forces: since 2019 they play contemporary worldwide jazz with oriental influences.
The band name is based on ﻉ, which is the eighteenth letter in the Arabic alphabet, one of the most difficult vowels to pronounce for western people. As it is often indicated in Arabic chat- and sms-conversation as 3, and in transliteration as 'ain, 3'Ain seemed an appropriate name for a trio playing contemporary jazz and world with oriental influences.
End of November 2022, they recorded in the studio of De Grote Post in Ostend. Spring 2023, they release the recordings on the album 'Sea of Stories' through the own label Choux de Bruxelles. 7 songs, +- 35' of music., regularly refferring to the surroundings and atmosphere of the place where they create, in the port of Ostend. As does the first single 'Scrambled Ensor'.
Yamen Martini: trumpet, flügelhorn
Otto Kint: upright bass
Piet Maris: accordion
Production & Publishing:
Choux de Bruxelles
Viktor & Sam Serruys, Studio De Grote Post, Ostend, November 2022
Dries Van Ende, Zinnema, January-February 2023
Uwe Teichert, Elektropolis Brussels, February 2023