“I’ve known Aliéksey since he came to São Paulo for a workshop over 15 years ago. He was a very refined player then, and has become a real virtuoso and a great friend in the time that has passed. He presents his foray into the world of improvisation with this recording. His beautiful tone, great warmth of feeling and stunning virtuosity are a delight for the listener. Welcome to Aliéksey Vianna!”

Ralph Towner (from the CD liner notes)


Aliéksey Vianna (guitar)

Stephan Kurmann (bass)

Mauro Martins (drums)


Press reactions: (click on the titles to read the reviews)

– Jazz N’ More (5 stars)
– Jazz Thing
– Jazz Podium
– Bieler Tagblatt



Tracks (to hear some excerpts, click on the mini-players next to titles):

1 – Toledo (Ralph Towner)

2 – Lamentos do Morro (Garoto)

3 – I’ll Never Forget / Estudo para Violão (Toninho Horta / Egberto Gismonti)

4 – Castelo (Juarez Moreira)

5 – Embaixador (Paulo Bellinati)

6 – The Juggler’s Etude (Ralph Towner)

7 – Harbour Bridge (Stephan Kurmann)

8 – Frevo (Egberto Gismonti)

9 – Bate-Coxa (Marco Pereira)


Technical info:


The Trio during the concert/recording

Recorded by Hannes Kumke during two live concerts at the bird’s eye jazz club in Basel, Switzerland, on November 15 and 16, 2013. Mixed and mastered by Hannes Kumke at the Idee und Klang Studios, Basel.

Recording label: TCB Records – The Montreaux Jazz Label

Release date: January, 2015.