Over the past few years Dave Gisler has earned himself an
impressive reputation in the free-thinking force field of contemporary
jazz as a maverick sound architect on the electric guitar. with
Lionel Friedli, the impulsive style-busting force of nature on the
drums, and the agile bassist Raffaele Bossard, with his earthy tone,
Gisler brought two of the most sought after musicians on the Swiss
jazz scene. Since 2016 these three fans of choice yet rough-edged
musicianship have been navigating their ship through open musical
seas with punky energy, the driving power of indie rock, the free
aesthetic of the 1960s and the cadences of modern jazz.
The debut album, Rabbits on the Run, is a stock-take of the moment,
a shimmering array of this genre-busting trio’s potential. without
falling into superficial musical eclecticism, the trio celebrate stylistic
diversity, orientating themselves on factors independent of style,
such as intensity, contrast or energy. Rabbits on the Run; in flight
the rabbit leaps sideways. And it is surprising changes of direction
and atmospheric turning points which characterise our trip through
the all-encompassing sonic cosmos of this promising trio.
Dave Gisler, guitar
Raffaele Bossard, bass
Lionel Friedli, drums
All compositions by Dave Gisler (SUISA). Recorded in June, 2017 at
Studio Black Box, Noyant la Gravoyere, France by David Odlum. Mixed
November, 2017 by David Odlum. Mastered December 2017 by David
Odlum and Peter Deimel. Cover art: Simone haug. Graphic design:
Jonas Schoder. Photo: Michelle Ettlin. Liner notes: Florian keller.
Produced by Dave Gisler and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt.
Intakt CD 304