Parisian cellist Vincent Courtois and New York saxophonist Ellery Eskelin met during the summer of 2000 while performing in a large ensemble project led by Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil. Sensing an immediate musical rapport they began discussing the possibility of a collaboration. Both musicians admired the playing of Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier (now living in Brooklyn) and with her formed this group in 2002. The ensemble was invited to debut at the prestigious Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris and has since toured Europe in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and the United States in 2007 performing original compositions as well as completely improvised concerts.
In the spring of 2008 the group will release it's first studio project (recorded in New York) for the prestigious Italian CAM Jazz label entitled "As Soon As Possible". The group is also a recipient of the Chamber Music America and French American Cultural Exchange's CMA/FACE French-American Jazz Exchange Program.
"Music can be magic and one listen to this group quickly reveals why." (All About Jazz New York)
"Here's three fantastic improvisers and musicians teaming for a lively, brisk trio...What may surprise the uninitiated is the depth of emotions, colors, and ideas this intimate trio can bring to its music." (Baltimore City Paper)