DOUG HAMMOND TRIO
the new trio introduces Mirko Cisilino, a trumpeter who has an impacting, swinging, grooving and lyrical approach. A new refreshing voice in the music. Bassist, Nikola Matosic is known for his swing, bottom and support. This trio brings forth new forms, swinging, bluesing, jazz and ballads. Hammond has worked with Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Motown, Earl Hooker, Little Sonny(blues) and many, many others.
They sure play together like they been doing it for a while, the no bullshit blues "Real Deal" is a real winner. They sure sound good. (Stuart Kremsky, Cadence Magazine USA, January 2006)
LIVE CONCERT November 2007
"Doug Hammond enjoyed his late fame at Vienna's Jazzland.
With "A Real Deal" he has brought out an amazingly fresh-sounding album which features several of his current poems he set to music together with pianist Kirk Lightsey. The later descendant of the "Harlem Renaissance" American literary movement just does' let go".
On the concert:
"on a purely musical mission with the great sounding trumpeter Dwight Adams, the beautiful performance took off in a sophisticatedly grooving way....."
(Die Presse by Samir H. Köck)
"Hammond's playing blends interlectual concepts a la Max Roach with reduced effectiveness a la Baby Dods".
"Satisfies the lust for exquisit, concentrated, lean sounds".
Hammond "conjures up a broad spectrum of groove landscapes from an African drum chant to structured rhythm progressions to the heftiest modern swing."
(by Hans-Jürgen Schaal Jazz Trax/image hifi magazine November 2004)