Vibraphonist Jim Hart has established himself as one of the premier creative jazz musicians of his generation in the UK. His new group the Cloudmakers Trio plays original music by Jim that lies somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition. It features his regular sparring partner Dave Smith on drums, and US born, London resident Michael Janisch on bass. As a rhythm section who are as capable of creating raw power as they are abstract sound worlds, they originally formed to collaborate with New York trumpeter Ralph Alessi with whom they recorded their album 'Live at the the Pizza'. They have also collaborated with New York alto player Logan Richardson and most recently with Antonin-Tri Hoang from paris for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast.
“the cream of London’s first call rhythm section players” - Jazzwise