Ride The Slide - Reviews
3 May 2013 17:23:10
Im very happy about the international reviews of Ride The Slide's latest CD "Get Up" which you can get right here: SOMATON :))

Downbeat Magazine (USA)
"Mario Vavti's trio begins each tune on Get Up with a grounding in the straightahead. But then Vavti keeps piling on new sounds and ideas overdubbing electronics to achieve music that both seems familiar and progressive."
--Jon Ross

Music Austria (A)
"Jazz trifft auf Elektronik, Drum 'n' Bass, einen gewissen alpenländischen Touch, auf waghalsige, jedoch immer der Musik dienliche Improvisationen, auf Loops, allerlei Schräges, auf ordentlich viel Groove und noch mehr Spielwitz."
-- Michael Ternai

ITA-Journal (USA)
"Mix in three innovative musical forces, a dash of electronic sound wizardry, and a generous helping of unabashed musical exploration. Simmer in a finely mixed recording, and you will get nine distinctive music creations on a CD titled GET UP - RIDE THE SLIDE."
--Stan Pethel

Concerto (A)
"Mario Vavti gelingt mit seinem Trio Ride The Slide ein durchaus ansprechendes Debütwerk. Gemeinsam mit dem Bassisten Stefan Thaler und dem Schlagzeuger Harry Tanschek gelingt der musikalische Blick über den Tellerrand ausgezeichnet, das Jazztrio spielt sich frisch durch Mario Vavti's Kompositionen."
--Wolfgang Tausch

Delo (SLO)
"Ta pozitivni, igrivi, raziskovalni duh, ki ga konec koncev implicira ze naslov Ride the Slide (spusti se po toboganu), je prisoten prav v vseh devetih skladbah na albumu. Tako v kompozicijah, kot v temah. Trio se je med snemanjem plosce nedvomno nadvse zabaval."
--Tina Lesnicar

Musenblaetter (DE)
"Sein brandneues Trio-Album "Get Up" mit dem Bassisten Stefan Thaler und dem Schlagzeuger Harry Tanschek ist ein wunderbarer Wurf voller Witz und Harmonie, in einer perfekt gelungenen Mischung des klassischen Jazz-Sounds der Zugposaune mit raffinierten Loops, freien Elementen und brillanten Soli aller drei Instrumente."
--Frank Becker
Get Up - Ride The Slide
29 Dec 2012 12:54:05
The new CD can now be ordered at the SOMATON webshop!
Get it while it's hot...

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013!
10 Oct 2012 23:06:00
Want to let you know that there is a nice video about the new Ride The Slide CD online.
Here is the link:

Check it out!
28 Jun 2012 19:43:53
Tomorrow we are going to play the last concert in a series of 3 with Ziga Murkos 13 piece Band at the Jazz Festival Ljubljana - Cankarjev Dom. It was a pleasure to rehearse this hip music (lots of odd meters) with this cats. Goran Krmac (tuba and musical director) and Andrej Hocevar (drums) wrote most of the music. It was also a big pleasure to get to know trombonist Andy Hunter and trumpeters Jason Palmer and Jonathan Powell from the U.S. and of course to see the old and new friends from slovenija.

Here is the Lineup: Saxes: Jan Kus, Bostjan Simon, Jure Pukl; Tpt's: Jonathan Powell, Jason Palmer, Tomaz Gajst, Timotej Kotnik; Tbn's: Vid Zgajner, Ziga Murko, Mario Vavti, Andy Hunter; Tuba: Goran Krmac; Drums: Andrej Hocevar.

See you at the gig!
Ride The Slide - New CD out soon!
24 May 2012 16:49:21
It's a pleasure to announce that the new Ride The Slide CD will be released on 1st of June 2012. It will be presented at the Ostufernd012 Festival in St. Pölten, Austria. It would be a pleasure to see you there :)

Mario Vavti - Trombone, Loops, Electronics
Stefan Thaler - Bass, Screams
Harry Tanschek - Drums

Label: SOMATON - It is possible to listen to soundsamples there ;)

If you can't wait and want to be the first to own this brand new CD you can pre-order it at
Studio, studio, studio...
1 Mar 2012 13:23:55
Just recorded some promising songs for and with Berlin located singer/songwriter Julia A. Noack.


Recording with Nenad Vasilic. Some fine contemporary balkan soul/jazz or something like that... not sure how to call it :-)
The band: Nenad Vasilic on bass, Philipp Kopmajer on drums, Marko Zivadinovic on accordion, Vladimir Karparov on saxes and me on trombone.


Upcoming week we will start to work on the brand new Ride The Slide album... Yay... Looking forward to this...
Ride The Slide
29 Aug 2011 15:22:05
There was a short, but nice, review about our gig at the "Jazz im Hof" festival in St. Pölten on sunday 21 Aug 2011 in the Lower-Austrian newsletter "Niederösterreichische Nachrichten".

You can download the pdf file [here]!
Woyzeck & The Tiger Lillies
12 Aug 2011 09:04:39
The rehearsals for the music theatre production "Woyzeck & The Tiger Lillies" (Vereinigte Bühnen Wien) just started. Musical director Christian Kolonovits wrote some really interesting and exciting music for brassensemble. Of course i am also looking forward to join the bizarre world of The Tiger Lillies.

Premiere will be on 24 Sep 2011 at the Museumsquartier Halle E in Vienna
T.O.N. double LP release
26 Mar 2011 15:01:59
T.O.N. play the Far East Suite by Duke Ellington
The Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, recorded in New York City on 19 December to 21 December 1966. The nine compositions on the original album were all composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (except Ad Lib on Nippon by Duke Ellington).
Hannes Enzlberger transcribed/rearranged the suite for T.O.N., a trio setup featuring Sophie Hassfurther on saxophone, Hannes Enzlberger on bass and me on trombone.
Recorded on 27 Nov 2010 at Feedback Studios, Vienna.

Lounge Musics
The second LP of this double release features a compilation of compositions by Carla Bley, Dave Douglas, Attila Zoller, Ennio Morricone, Duke Ellington and some originals by Hannes Enzlberger plus works inspired by Gustav Mahler and Bela Bartok.
Recorded on 28 Nov 2010 at Feedback Studios, Vienna.

The presentation of this double LP will be on thursday 31 Mar 2011 at 20:30
Blue Tomato, Wurmsergasse. 21, 1150 Wien
Ride The Slide
18 Jan 2011 17:24:02
In december 2010 we went to the studio to record some tunes of mine. You can already listen to some preview mixes [here].
This recordings feature Harry Tanschek on drums, Stefan Thaler on bass and me on trombone, loops and live electronics.
I hope you'll like it... I do...