P. Pot - accordions
Ph. Baumgarten - bass
B. Kleijn - drums
Pot and I have been playing with each other for years now in Pot,
van Lienen & Baumgarten, so we know each others musical idiosyncrasies
very well by now. Since a few years we have the opportunity of playing
with each other on a regular basis in jazzclub the Spieghel in Groningen.
Playing together is a very special experience. We work together
very enthusiastically, in fact we're very exhilarated after each
performance. We enjoy playing together so much - while at the same
time our cooperation results in such good music, that we keep surprising
ourselves. Peter keeps developing his approach of the diatonic accordion
as an improvisation instrument. The new music style that evolved
from our playing together, has definitely ripened.
Recently, drummer Bert Kleijn has joined us with his very musical
approach to the drums. Bert is a jazz drummer, just as I'm a jazz
bass player, so it's only logical that improvisation has become
more important then ever in our playing. But in this trio, I seldom
play walking bass - in fact, we invented a lot of rhythms ourselves.