In an unusually intimate way, accompanied only by a piano, bass and drums and at the same time giving his big band a rest - Tom Gaebel sings and swings through a great repertory. Clear thing: here a heart's desire comes true!
“For me, these songs are the starting point of everything I have to say as a singer. Whether "Night And Day", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" or "My Funny Valentine", these are the songs that my idols sang and with whom I became a singer. And now I finally treat myself to the great fun to devote an entire evening to this music!”
Not a small challenge if we look at the best of the best that have been using this library for decades and that sets the bar very high of course. And also the deliberately sought-after minimal cast with no place to hide - all of this can have an intimidating effect.
At this point Tom Gaebel knows exactly what is important:
“The smaller the band, the better the individual musicians have to be. I am very fortunate to have three young gentlemen behind me who can play this music in an authentic way that very few musicians can. And I see that internationally. They not only understand this genre – they breathe it and bring it to life!”
Jerry Lu on piano, Stefan Rey on double bass and Niklas Walter on drums. Everyone of them is an exceptional talent and yet, at the same time, are they committed to be on the same page for an idea of a special sound and take a step back when necessary.
Tom Gaebel & His Trio: “A Swinging Affair! The American Songbook And Beyond”