Télérama Sortir (France): “French Amsterdam-based drummer Aurel Violas’s compositions oscillate between the rhythmical fearlessness of contemporary jazz and a more romantic inspiration. Far from restricting the music to the obsolete clichés it is too often associated with, the latter provides the trio’s expression with fulness and eloquence.”
On the occasion of his third concert as a leader at the Sunside, drummer Aurel Violas releases his first EP, entitled A Dancing Mind. Together with pianist Benjamin Thiébault and bass player Daniel Nagel, the trio interprets Aurel Violas’s compositions and arrangements. The repertoire blends energetic and intriguing rhythmical curiosities, stimulating the listener’s visual imagination, with simple and appeased melodies, tinged with nostalgia. The result is a lively and organic music, bringing interaction and inventiveness to the forefront.