Dream State marks this trio’s 5 year anniversary. This resilience is evidence of the sincerity of the music and the fire that keeps it alight.
There’s a palpable connectedness they share as players, a connection that also touches attuned audiences at their live performances too.
This band is on a search for more than beautiful notes. They are asking more of the music.
It’s corporeal and ethereal aspects are invoked into the simultaneous sound ritual. Each performance takes on the nature of a meditation and as Zim Ngqawana said, “The music must lead us towards ourselves.”
The Kyle Shepherd Trio are:
Kyle Shepherd (piano)
Shane Cooper (double bass)
Jonno Sweetman (drums)
Also feat. Buddy Wells (tenor saxophone)