“It’s still all about the songs,” Jason Domnarski says, describing Here and There, the composer and pianist’s fourth studio album. After 7 years of performing with his trio JDT, in New York City, Domnarski moved to Paris in 2011. The move brought both a change of scenery and perspective for the composer. “In Brooklyn, I had all my toys: synths, pedals, and vintage keyboards. I now found myself in a different country with only a rented piano in my apartment. What I first saw as a limitation ended up being incredibly inspiring; I reconnected with the piano as the sole writing instrument and wrote a whole batch of new tunes in the span of a couple of months.” Forming a new trio with old friends John Davis on bass and Dave Burnett on drums, Domnarski returned to Bunker Studios in Brooklyn for the recording session. “I think the songs speak for themselves. I was entering a new phase in my life and I felt very torn between two cities. So much of my musical history is in NYC but the move to Paris provided a great opportunity to explore new ideas and take risks in my songwriting. I feel that the songs capture certain qualities of both cities.” Here and There finds Domnarski returning to the acoustic trio format, while still demonstrating his continued commitment to melodic songwriting and inspired live performance, making it an exciting new installment in the pianist’s ever-changing catalog.
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