Elan Mehler Trio

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Last Show: Tuesday 4 th July 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

New York Pianist, Elan Mehler, has released three albums on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings and two with Challenge Records. Most recently the solo piano record 'Early Sunday Morning' called “disorienting and fascinating” by MOJO magazine and a “...refreshingly slow answer to our trashy nanosecond pop culture” by Time Out London. This concert sees Elan turning towards something a little....darker. Drawing inspiration from Screamin Jay Hawkins, The Lounge Lizards, Tom Waits, Randy Newman and Charles Mingus. This one's for the whiskey drinkers and degenerates. Featuring Karsten Hochapfel on guitar, Símon Willson on bass, Dor Herskovits on drums and Yann Diologent on percussion.

“Mehler’s touch is as nuanced as Bill Evans’s, and his phrasing draws on both jazz and classical music without directly importing licks from either. The subdued certainties of his playing bring a crowded room to total silence.”

John Fordham, The Guardian

Band Lineup

Elan Mehler (piano)

Karsten Hochapfel (guitar)

Simón Willson (bass)

Dor Herskovits (drums)

Yann Diologent (percussion)