29/05/2023 - 16:45

With this redemptive "Sea of Stories", dancers will lament the sounds of a desolate tango and sway to sad waltzes.

To read the full article: click on Jazz Mania or on the pdf document on the right (French).

24/05/2023 - 15:45
"A new "message in a bottle" sent out into the wide world from Ostend," says the artist.

"A mostly melancholic soundtrack with impressive cinematic accents. As if sounding out the desolation of existence in an intoxication of dreamy visions."

To read the full review: click on Jazz'Halo or on the pdf document to the right (Deutch).

11/05/2023 - 15:30

Yamen blends western and eastern sounds with his trumpet, just as Otto provides the necessary depth on his self-assembled double bass. Maris then creates a gipsy-esque atmosphere with his accordion.

To read the full review: click on Keys and Chords or on the pdf document to the right (Deutch).

11/05/2023 - 15:00
" Combinando la malincenia del piano dei poveri con i profumi del Levante" - Knack Focus

" Attraverso sette nuove compozizioni, i 3'Ain Continuano il loro viaggio radicato nel jazz attraverso le immagini musicali sceniche della Siria Bizantina e del Levante, utilizzando la loro configurazione strumentale acustica per portare gli ascoltatori con sé nel loro commino" - LineAtrad Magazine.

"Through seven new compositions, 3'Ain continue their jazz-rooted journey through the scenic musical imagery of Byzantine Syria and the Levant, using their acoustic instrumental configuration to take listeners with them on their journey". - LineAtrad Magazine.

03/05/2023 - 16:15
"Jazz of the highest order. With "Sea of stories", the band 3'Ain has released a very good first album. Musicians Yamen Martini (trumpet), Piet Maris (accordion) and Otto Kint (double bass) offer an intense and captivating journey with intelligent and infectious music that was not recorded in Ostend by chance."

"3'Ain plays what it calls "worldwide" jazz with Middle Eastern influences. The genesis of the band is a somewhat separate story starring Yamen Martini. Indeed, he left his homeland of Syria in the year 2015 to come to Belgium, where he met Piet Maris, who suggested he collaborate on music destined for a theater performance. [...] " - Cutting Edge Magazine

30/04/2023 - 14:45

“Together they make irresistible world fusion, multicultural music that shows that where worlds come together, the world immediately becomes a little richer and more beautiful. Music to put you in a particularly good mood.”

To read the full review: click on Moors Magazine or on the pdf document to the right (Deutch).

28/04/2023 - 17:00
"An encounter of Eastern melancholy, Western sea shanties and universal jazz sounds."

"But first, the band betrays workshop Ostend with Scrambled Ensor, which seems to want to turn into a jaunty waltz, yet holds back. And how do you get past Meeting Issues, the album's highlight? This beautiful composition by Martini starts with a delightful bass line by Kint before evolving into a sultry dance of trumpet and accordion. Hypnotic, warm sounds make you dream of unattainable friends and girlfriends." - Da Music Magazine

21/04/2023 - 17:45
"A trumpet, an accordion, a bass et voilà: stories in full sea"

Jean-Claude Vantroyen gives 4 stars to the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain in  Le Soir:

"A trumpet, an accordion, a bass et voilà: stories in full sea. A music tinged with orientalism and tango but anchored in Belgium, impregnated with the atmosphere of the places where the composing took place, like Ostend in the case of Scrambled Ensor. This trio tells us bewitching stories that we want to hear again and again."

21/04/2023 - 15:00
"The album contains 7 songs that often focus on the solo playing of the trumpet, which is frequently riveted to the accordion."

Björn Comhaire About the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Luminous Dash:

"The album contains seven tracks that often center on the solo playing of the trumpet, which is frequently riveted to the accordion. The melodic double bass lines are the glue that holds the two together and puts a soothing salve over (or under) the reed and wind instrument."

27/03/2023 - 15:00
'Scrambled Ensor,' first single and music video from 3'Ain

Announcement of the album Sea of Stories by 3'Ain at Frontview Magazine:

"On April 21, the debut album 'Sea Of Stories' will be released, recorded in the Studio of De Grote Post (Ostend). The music of 3'Ain regularly refers to the environment and atmosphere of the place where they create, in the port of Ostend, hence also the advance single 'Scrambled Ensor'."