John Cloud MD & BOXER - BARK AT YOUR OWNER AB & CMG Holding AB
Futuristic Jazz Collective POKAZ TRIO album is being set up and released via Howling Jazz!!!
Founded in 2016 in Odesa by academic pianist and composer Andrii Pokaz, the band put a start for a new wave of contemporary jazz in Ukraine. The trio successfully combines jazz, classical and ethnic music with electronic additions.
Since 2017 the band is a resident of the leading jazz events in Ukraine (Leopolis Jazz Festival, Koktebel Jazz, etc.), takes part in jazz festivals over Europe: Poland (Bielska Zadymka Jazowa, Inne Brzmienia, etc.), Lithuania (Klaipeda Castle Jazz, Siauliai Jazz), Spain (Canarias Jazz & Más), Portugal (Outono em Jazz), Estonia (Jazzkaar) and others.
Pokaz Trio performed at Casa da Musica (Porto), BIMHUIS (Amsterdam), Matisse Jazz Club (Valencia), ZigZag (Berlin) and other jazz venues around Europe.
FIRST ALBUM “KINTSUGI” WAS RELEASED ON THE NORWEGIAN JAZZ LABEL “LOSEN RECORDS” IN JUNE 2019.
The album was featured in the list of recommended recordings of Europe Jazz Media Chart.
Now Pokaz Trio conducts cultural mission around Europe: brings awareness on the war situation in
Ukraine and fundraises money for "children of heroes" foundation through contemporary Ukrainian jazz music.
Biography 2023 - Voices album.
The Voices album is a long-term work on immersion in one's own feelings. Turning to the history and experience of ancestors. A kind of journey through years and distances. On the border of genres, listening to our own nature and relying on self-confidence, we created this album.
Alex Poliakov - Drums
Eugene Myrmyr - Bass
Andrew Pokaz - Piano, Electronics
All songs written and produced by Andrew Pokaz.
Published by Bark At Your Owner Publishing Pokaz Trio is licensed by Bark At Your Owner worldwide.
Intro (taken by the sea) - dedicated to Esbjorn Svensson, the person who inspired me to write my own music.
Leaving Home - this fabulous diversity of the surrounding world. If you don't get scared and take the first step, it can all become yours.
Interlude - ISRC: SE6562300402
Waiting For The Snow - this ballad warms you and conquers the darkest thoughts. Comfort and peace await at the end of any difficult journey.
Night Pursuit - Are you catching up or running away from something? It doesn't matter, don't stop the process.
Voices - content center of the album. Reflections on finding yourself and your place in this world. Listen to the voices of your ancestors, do as your heart tells you. Through suffering to acceptance.
Interlude - ISRC: SE65623004006
Childhood Fears - sonorous and colourful illustration of children's imagination, when fabulous miracles happen around every corner, but not always good and bright.
Album release Feb 23, 2024
More from POKAZ TRIO are two digital single releases, one in December this year and the other in the beginning of February 2024.
Quotes from previous album.
"The energetically grooving contemporary Ukrainian piano trio ties together rhapsodic classical and Slavic folk melodies with contemporary beats and a Radiohead-type vibe."
"The group's sensitivity towards dynamics, and tactful handling of shuffling rhythms in exchange with subtle melodies gives an exciting picture of where jazz is at in the
Ukraine—and it doesn't disappoint but much rather impresses."
"Simply the Kintsugi album is not only another album in the collection of great piano trios, but it is definitely worth hearing for its uniqueness!"
Futuristic Jazz Collective
We are a part of the CMG Holdings Group.
Which holds labels Icons Creating Evil Art, Despotz Records, Flick Agency and Mars Music Publishing and more.