Iconoclastic rock/jazz improvising trio from Leeds famed for their incendiary live shows. Featuring Chris Sharkey (guitar), Christophe de Bezenac (alto sax) and Chris Bussey (drums). Formed on Valentine’s Day, hence the name.
Debut album “Fill it Up With Ghosts” released 2009, EP “X” in 2011.
Latest album “Maze” May 2012.
"There’s a box-freshness about trioVD, and a vitality to their playing that distinguishes them from their often self-consciously iconoclastic predecessors."
"triovd are a well-knit unit who have already created a distinctively multifaceted and hard-wired music that, particularly in live performance, carries a real charge."
"Ian Mann loves trioVD's new EP but hates the inspiration behind it. "
"trio VD's energy, inventiveness and sheer chutzpah makes them one of the UK's most exciting young groups in any genre."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.