Mambo Noir

Mambo Noir Trio brings together the resonance of dark exotica and sway of 60´s latin jazz into the melodic timbre of the Swedish archipelago.

På sitt självbetitlade debutalbum förenar Mambo Noir Trio resonansen mellan mörk exotika och 60-talets latinjazz. Albumet innehåller improviserad musik för piano, slagverk och vibrafon. Låten Noir har spelats flitigt på BBC 6 Music.

”Syner av vägdammiga linneplagg, immiga martiniglas, loj cigarettrök som sakta ringlar sig upp mot dunkla trätak och regntunga skyar dansar alltid framför mina ögon när jag lyssnar på Mambo Noir Trio.” Johan Jacobsson Franzén, Gaffa.

Mambo Noir Trio treats its source material with a tentative playfulness that allows vibraphone timbres time to diffuse and roll out, while double bass loops keep the musical movement grounded. This approach is somewhat reminiscent of the American composerand “father of exotica” Martin Denny, with the harmonic nuances and melodic accessibility of jazz pianist Jan Johansson. Rhythmically the record brings to mind the bluesy, freewheeling sound of the Ethiopian singer, pianist and nun Emahoy Tsegue´- Maryam Guebrou.

Mambo Noir Trio is Matti Bye on piano and electronics (well know for his scores to contemporary films as well as vintage silentmovies), Vilhelm Bromander (Saigon, Musette, Joe Davolaz, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation) on double bass and DennisEgberth (Saigon, Joe Davolaz, Taxi Taxi, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation) on drums and percussion. The recordings were influenced andcolored in by Anders af Klintberg, whom produced and mixed the record.

”This is mambo for the 21st century: harmonic, freewheeling, bluesy, and with a touch of super cool jazz. Stunning stuff”. 5 Stars, HiFi Choice Magazine

”Gripping, fascinating and a wonderful drama roll… Are you ready for your new favourite band?” 5 stars. Gaffa Magazine

“Mambo Noir Trio deftly drop kicks the traditional kitsch stylings of the Cuban genre into touch, replacing it with an altogethercooler, smokey jazz club vibe by way of a David Lynch-type darkness…” R2 Magazine

Matti Bye - piano
Vilhelm Bromander - double bass
Dennis Egberth - Drums and percussion