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Volkskrant (NL)
9 July 2009
by Koen Schouten

Smooth warm trumpet


Also wonderfully frugal and restrained is trumpet player Bert Lochs' new trio, with pianist Dirk Balthaus and tuba player Daniel Herskedal. Parallels with Eric Vloeimans' music are easily drawn, partly due to Lochs' expressive, almost classical sounding compositions, but this trio undeniably has its very own characteristic style. Lochs makes his trumpet sound syrupy and warm; Balthaus' rivulets of notes sound alluringly alert; and a tuba seldom sounded so tender and versatile as in Daniel Herskedal's hands.

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