Mette Rasmussen – alto saxophone
Sam Andreae – tenor saxophone
David Meier – drums
Trio Riot formed in Helsinki in 2009, since the they have performed across Europe including dates in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and England. Stylistically, the band relate their sense of energy to the 1980s British punk scene, their approach to sound is inspired by Ornette Coleman and other free jazz pioneers and in their compositional style the group draws inspiration from 20th century contemporary music. With pure performance energy they manage to pull these disparate influences together into a compact and hard hitting musical concept. Their last two tours were in the UK where they played for a full house at The Forge as part of the London Jazz Festival (Nov 2011) and for which they received highly positive reviews. In January 2012 they joined the established UK free-jazz band gaNNEts on a double tour where, among othr dates, they played Band on the Wall in Manchester and to a full house at The Vortex in London. The band is currently booking for summer festival dates in 2013 and a November tour to coincide with their debut release on the UK label, Efpi Records.
“These two sax players together are a formidable combination”
Jazzpace Blog (2011 London Jazz Festival performance)
“in the formula one of Europe’s young improvisers”
Bebop Spoken Here (2012)