Jazz Goes North: Anaphora Trio feat. M. Clement
Anaphora was formed in 2018 by Filippo Deorsola (Piano), Jonathan Ho Chin Kiat (Double Bass), Ap Verhoeven (Drums) during their studies at the CODARTS Conservatory . Though its musical influences have varied throughout the years the band has worked together, its main sources of inspiration have been contemporary jazz, free improvisation, groove-based music, and classical music. By building a distinct improvisation lexicon, the trio has developed a unique sound and musical direction. It has done so through the collective exploration of its own compositions within a passionate rehearsal process and regular concert opportunities, including a 12-date tour in February 2020, and a 6-date tour in September 2020.
Filippo Deorsola (Piano), Jonathan Ho Chin Kiat (Double Bass), Ap Verhoeven (Drums), feat. Mathieu Clement
Lexicon 1 is the debut album by the trio Anaphora, led by pianist Filippo Deorsola, with Jonathan Ho Chin Kiat on bass, and Ap Verhoeven on drums. At first, the music evokes Punkt.Vrt.Plastik, but it quickly heads towards another kind of experience. Anaphora switches and mixes several genres and rhythms in an incredibly mastered and enjoyable way, thereby managing to create their own uniqueness.
As the website underlines, the music here is “[…] frequently unexpected; 11 compositions pull at the threads of avant-garde, straight-ahead jazz, contemporary classical music—and even the blues—leaving the listener guessing at every turn.”