Ride The Slide - Get Up

Ride The Slide is the current band project of Austrian trombone player Mario Vavti. With his longtime companions Stefan Thaler on the bass and Harry Tanschek on the drums he managed to make up a homogenous trio with a high amount of vitality and delight in playing. Their improvisations on deep rooted grooves and tasteful use of electronics induce cascades of sound. They build up, move through the music agile like a swarm of little fishes and disappear right after as if a sandstorm was passing by. The repertoire of the band is, as the name “Ride The Slide” implies, a playground. The pieces are being composed, pulled apart and reassembled again. In doing so it is assured that the best of every single idea is filtered out.

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

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

Label: SOMATON - 2012



Tracklist with mp3 samples:
1. Get Up 6:28 [mp3]
2. Lalala 5:58 [mp3]
3. The Long Walk 5:34 [mp3]
4. This Is Not a Lovesong 6:33 [mp3]
5. Dule's Waltz 5:23 [mp3]
6. J. AM 8:28 [mp3]
7. 10 4:52 [mp3]
8. XL Blues 5:44 [mp3]
9. TroubleBubble 3:28 [mp3]

Presskit: [pdf]
Stagerider: [pdf]
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