The Pax Trio, an exhilarating combination of piano, saxophone and tabla was created by Mark Springer and David Wright, both ex-members of the now legendary group, Rip, Rig & Panic - which featured amongst others, jazz giant Don Cherry on trumpet and his daughter, the singer, Neneh Cherry.
On this debut album on the Exit label, Triptych, they are joined by master tabla player Pandit Dinesh. From November onwards, the Pax Trio will be performing at selected venues in the UK , beginning at Leighton House in London on Friday 25 November, and across Europe .
Their music is lyrical, dynamic and fresh, and all three are virtuoso instrumentalists in their own right.
Mark Springer is well known as a composer and pianist whose wide range of musical ideas incorporate elements of jazz, pop and classical music to create works of spirit, depth and originality. His new works for voice and chamber orchestra and a recently recorded film score, Weekend , will be debuted next year, and he is currently writing an opera. Springer is also a painter and some of his striking oil portraits adorn the sleeve, booklet and back cover.
David Wright is a performer and composer with a recognised sound and agility on the saxophone. Amongst other projects he is playing with the trumpeter Harry Beckett. Pandit Dinesh is an Indian classical tabla player who is in demand worldwide and is currently working on a new Bollywood film soundtrack. His intricate understanding of both Western and Eastern music adds something unique to this recording.