Designers are inspired by geometry and architecture, Joachim Florent – double bass, Will Guthrie – drums, Aki Rissanen – piano on their debut album together, released by We Jazz Records.

Cat No: WJLP47
Release date: 2 December 2022
Format: Colour LP
Country: Finland, France
Region: Europe
Genre: Jazz

Designers are inspired by geometry and architecture, Joachim Florent – double bass, Will Guthrie – drums, Aki Rissanen – piano on their debut album together, released by We Jazz Records.

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Listen to: Designers

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1. Lebanon
04:38
2. Moulindjek
05:38
3. Procession
08:41
4. Folk Song
03:34
5. Engrenages
06:38
6. Point Ligne Sur Plan
06:47
7. Tintinabulisme
04:44
8. White Keys
03:33

Item Description

Designers are Joachim Florent on double bass, Will Guthrie on drums, Aki Rissanen on piano. This is their debut album together, released by We Jazz Records on 2 Dec. Their music, composed by Joachim Florent, is inspired by geometry and architecture. The music flows as minimalist, postmodern piano trio jazz of the highest calibre, as evidenced by the lead single “Moulindjek”. Florent (from Belgium) and Guthrie (from Australia) are based in Nantes, France, and Rissanen (from Finland) also has strong ties to the city.

Joachim Florent says:

“As a kid I started playing music with the piano and I keep playing it every day, even if pretty poorly, and use it to compose and discover new music. In 2019 I started to write some piano studies that appeared to be pretty geometrical in a way, so I had this idea I could bring some music for the trio that would be inspired by geometry and architecture. In the meantime, I knew that we would improvise as much as possible as Aki and Will are among the most brilliant improvisers I’ve ever met! So the challenge for me was to write as little as possible but to make the material strong enough to suggest a particular geometric feeling for each tune.

I discovered Filip Dujardin’s work some ten years ago and I was struck by the power of these impossible architectures looking so familiar and totally surrealist in the meantime. I guess that’s how I would love Designers to sound: both familiar and surrealist.”

AKI RISSANEN piano
JOACHIM FLORENT double bass
WILL GUTHRIE drums