Artist: Lex Jasper Trio
Label: Challenge Records
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
01 – Belle Époque
02 – As the Decade Passed
03 – Mysterious Lady Walks in the Night
04 – Vince & Frans
05 – I Remeber Eric Timmermans
06 – I Will Be Like It Used to Be
07 – Pedelex
08 – Eccentric and Reclusive
09 – The Coming Years
10 – Prosperous and Pleasant
11 – Parisian Streetcapes
12 – Happier Moments
13 – Mellow Treatment
14 – I Wish I Had Known You Sanny
15 – Thanks Marinus
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”.