Lex Jasper Trio – Lexposure (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:50 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Challenge Records
It is not often that one is lucky enough to directly observe the creation of unique beauty, perfect craftsmanship, absolute passion and profound dedication. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to experience these with the creation of “Lexposure”, in Cologne at the end of August 2020. This took place in the legendary, state-of-the-art “Riverside Studios”, under the auspices of the producer Ralf Kemper, who actively and artistically directed the entire technical recording at the mixing desk.
Thus it came about that the best technology and the best musical skills came together here at one of the most high profile studio locations in the world. With ingenious talents on all of these different levels, it was inevitable that something uniquely beautiful was created.
This production was led by the well known Dutch bandleader, pianist, arranger & composer Lex Jasper, and his trio features Vincent Koning on guitar and Frans van Geest on bass . All are masterful veteran musicians in their own right, and complement.
So well captured here in this recording, we find a very successful, high-endproduction of harmonically and melodically beautiful arrangements… Ballads, Bossa Nova and groovy, swinging arrangements of 15 original compositions, which all come together here to form a beautiful “high work of art“.
Jasper’s compositions and arrangements all have their own musical horizon, their own claim to timeless beauty and the guarantee and claim to taste and brilliance. You hear it in every note. Its unique sound belongs entirely to him. It runs like a red thread through all of the compositions and arrangements.
The entire flow of the recordings synthesizes into a magical sound journey – and the real “Lexposure”.
1. Lex Jasper Trio – Belle Époque
2. Lex Jasper Trio – As the Decade Passed
3. Lex Jasper Trio – Mysterious Lady Walks in the Night
4. Lex Jasper Trio – Vince & Frans
5. Lex Jasper Trio – I Remeber Eric Timmermans
6. Lex Jasper Trio – I Will Be Like It Used to Be
7. Lex Jasper Trio – Pedelex
8. Lex Jasper Trio – Eccentric and Reclusive
9. Lex Jasper Trio – The Coming Years
10. Lex Jasper Trio – Prosperous and Pleasant
11. Lex Jasper Trio – Parisian Streetcapes
12. Lex Jasper Trio – Happier Moments
13. Lex Jasper Trio – Mellow Treatment
14. Lex Jasper Trio – I Wish I Had Known You Sanny
15. Lex Jasper Trio – Thanks Marinus