On Friday, May 25th, Firehouse 12 welcomes the collaborative trio Pilc Moutin Hoenig as they celebrate the release of their new CD Threedom (Motema Records). The new record is their first recorded document in almost 10 years and represents a reunion for the trio with each member contributing equally to the music. The group features pianist Jean Michel-Pilc, bassist Francois Moutin, and drummer Ari Hoenig.
The trio has been called “a single entity, three players moving as one”, and “[t]umultuous, unpredictable, vibrant” (All About Jazz). Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes wrote “[the] remarkably intuitive trio has the ability to collectively bend the harmonic and rhythmic content of famiilar jazz standards like taffy.” J.D. Considine of Downbeat wrote “Moutin provides lines that function equally well as solo or accompaniment, Hoenig remains one of the most melodic drummers this side of Paul Motian, and neither keeps Pilc from showcasing his impeccable sense of color and line.”
Jean-Michel Pilc is also a NYU Steinhardt faculty member and is wooking on books and videos about jazz, improvisation, and piano. Francois Moutin also leads the Moutin Reunion Quartet and was recently voted onto both the Bassist and Rising Star Bassist shortlists in the Downbeat Critics Poll. Ari Hoenig also performs with his group Punk Bop has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Joshua Redman, Richard Bona, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, and Pay Methany.