"An uncompromising recipe of Tower of Power’s funky jazz hits, Toto’s slick pop/R&B crossover arrangements and Steely Dan’s intricate pop/jazz melodies." - SoulTracks
"Tristan are no mere copyists. They have their own sound; they offer real variety,
and in singer Evelyn Kallansee have a unique, energized voice."
Sunday, March 28th
Dutch Jazz Funkers Tristan
Funky rhythm guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths, and a rhythm section playing solid grooves and tight, punchy arrangements, have since become Tristan's trademark, and this continues with their latest release, The Spice of Five.
All this gives singer Evelyn Kallansee the solid ground to make her beautiful vocals shine. It will bring you back to that great warm sound of the 70s, with a fresh breeze of influences from the present.
If you dig bands such as Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, or classic Acid Jazz acts such as Incognito and the Brand New Heavies, you'll dig this group too! However, what makes this group stand out from their contemporaries is the high quality of the compositions and arrangements.
Tristan's debut release, Full Power - which featured US soul singer Heston, UK saxophone maestro Nigel Hitchcock and legendary American trumpeter Randy Brecker - received rave reviews, while their highly acclaimed follow-up, 2nd Phase, proved that this is a band with something to say, both albums going straight to No 1 in the UK soul charts, while their last offering, Lifestyle, also impressed.
Evelyn Kallansee (Vocals), Coen Molenaar (Hammond & Fender Rhodes), Guy Nikkels (Guitar), Frans Vollink (Electric Bass), Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Drums).