Lotus Energy marks the beginning of an exciting new project for the saxophonist Thomas Hass' - 'Trio's & Beyond'.
The object of Trio’s and Beyond is to create music from informal ensemble playing, and use this spontaneity as a creative force. On this album Thomas Hass plays with bassist Lennart Ginman in two different trios - one with the pianist Nikolaj Hess and one with drummer Frands Rifbjerg. You can hear him and the trio’s seizing the opportunity of exploring the possibilities of more informal musical meetings.
To find the vibe for this album Thomas Hass chose to record three different sessions over a period of 6 months. From the mountain of recordings, he found that a subdued and atmospheric album was hidden, revealing what Hass calls: ”...an inner canvas behind the different musical paintings.”
This CD features 9 melodically stripped down recordings where 6 of the 9 are original compositions by Thomas Hass. The last three are: Gimbo - a reworking of a John Coltrane and a Wayne Shorter tune, Harold Arlen's Come Rain or Come Shine and an intimate reading of Ryuishi Sakamoto's composition Bibo No Aozora.