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28/09/2020 - 11:00
Like the name, the music requires effort, but the beautifully crisp, clean and atmospheric playing does indeed repay that effort.

A great 3-star review of 3'Ain's debut EP by Norman Darwen in the English RnR Magazine!

Read the full review by clicking the link on the right.

12/09/2020 - 15:15
3’Ain is let down slightly by its lack of cohesion ... However, as a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own

3,5 Stars for 3'Ain's first EP from Gareth Thomas in the British Jazz Journal!

"The absence of drums contributes to a music that is open and uncluttered, allowing the listener to really appreciate the interplay and musical dialogue between Martini and Maris. But where some rhythmic backbone is required, Otto Kint steps in with his double bass, as in the percussive opening to Njord Puffin.
As an album 3’Ain is let down slightly by its lack of cohesion. Tracks end rather abruptly which can spoil the flow of the overall album ... However, as a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own."

But isn't that exactly what EP's are for? :)

Read the full review on jazzjournal.co.uk

01/09/2020 - 12:45
This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini

Leading UK jazz magazine Jazzwise gave 3'Ain's debut EP 3 stars!

" This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini; otherwise it's an engaging mix of Arabic-inflected melody, accordion-based Musette, Tango and improv."

 

31/08/2020 - 15:15
For 3'Ain, nothing is impossible, anything can be pretext for music and if their improvisation sends you back to images taken from the 'Quai des Brumes' by Carné and it takes you the urge to whisper ′You have beautiful eyes, you know' to your companion, don't deprive yourself of it! Invitation to travel, dream, contrast, emotions, are at the rendez-vous with this first EP, fignolated by a trio who knows its scales.
A funny review (in french), there should be more like this!
 
"For 3'Ain, nothing is impossible, anything can be pretext for music and if their improvisation sends you back to images taken from the 'Quai des Brumes' by Carné and it takes you the urge to whisper ′You have beautiful eyes, you know' to your companion, don't deprive yourself of it!
 
Invitation to travel, dream, contrast, emotions, are at the rendez-vous with this first EP, fignolated by a trio who knows its scales."
Thank you Michel Preumont at Concert Monkey

Read the full review (in French) on the Concert Monkey website!

 
10/08/2020 - 13:45
That's what's interesting about this group, this subtle mix of ingredients from the four corners of the Mediterranean

Jacques Prouvost from Jazz blog JAZZQUES really enjoyed 3'Ain at Brosella XXS festival. 

Read his full review (in French) on his JAZZQUES blog.

03/08/2020 - 17:00
... corrupted and impure but with a directness and emotional value to say the least.

Thank you Georges Tonla Briquet and Jazzenzo Jazzmagazine for the beautiful review of our debut EP 3'Ain.

′′Describing the debut disc '3'Ain' as crossover would be an easy solution without putting everything into context. For the five compositions, the trio borrowed style elements and motifs from both Western and Eastern circles. A subtle cocktail of merges, as jazz can be. With accordion, trumpet and double bass they tentatively test a (limited) number of possibilities. Swing is missing, improvisation and blues on the other hand partly determine the main colour but following to the Maris method. And that means corrupted and impure but with a directness and emotional value to say the least..."

Read the full text (in Dutch) here

 

20/07/2020 - 10:30
This makes for a very interesting first EP, definitely worth checking out live

Nicolas Van Belle wrote a very nice 3'Ain review for Luminous Dash Musiczine.
Check out his review (in Dutch) on their website.

15/07/2020 - 16:45

3'Ain newsflash at Musiczine.net.
Check it out here!

15/07/2020 - 15:45

Big thanks to Concert Monkey for featuring the new 3'Ain EP!
Check out concertmonkey.be to read their feature. 

24/06/2020 - 11:45
You may be pleasantly surprised!

The highly influential Jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here' honoured us with the first 3'Ain review from the UK.
Have a look at their website!