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Thursday August 16, 2018

From London Jazz News

REVIEW: Roberto Fonseca Trio plus Enemy at the 2018 Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival
By: Sebastian Scotney

As Fonseca himself has said in an interview, “I think that you can also create a harmonious atmosphere and find a very active and responsive audience in small venues.” And that is precisely what he did.

He may have started the set by letting bass and drums establish a groove over which he could solo freely, but it was not long before the the essence of what he is about emerged: Fonseca is such a complete and versatile musician, such a good and thoughtful set-planner, such a source of energy and vitality, this trio experience turned out to be self-contained, thought-through. It was, and he is, the whole package. With variety, shape and and an abundant sense of purpose, the trio kept interest alive throughout its set. Fonseca was presenting what he described as “all new music” for the trio; if there is an album in the pipeline, then please will someone point me to where the end of that pipeline is.

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