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Albert Vila Trio

Reality is nuance


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“Reality is nuance.” Perceiving all the small subtleties of what surrounds us gives us a deeper personal connection with the world, perhaps even defines us as human individuals. Albert's approach to music embraces the intrinsic complexity of nuance as much as it does the need to create simple, evocative melodies. Until now, Albert has largely recorded and performed original material in larger settings such as quartets or quintets. This time, he wanted to explore his compositional and interpretive skills in a smaller ensemble. The guitar trio setting can be minimalist, delicate, even a challenging format, especially on an hour-long album. For a soulful and thoughtful artist like Albert, creating a consistent language was a very personal quest. As Albert explains, “I was truly inspired by the use of polyphony displayed by some classical and jazz pianists, and I wanted to bring some of that universe to the trio guitar form.” Reality is Nuance marks Albert's seventh album as a leader, and it unequivocally brings his new trio to a zone in which everything coheres as a single unit.

Albert Vila manages to sculpt musical creations that speak to the senses and soul, and provide a window into his own unique world”. Dan Bilawsky


“His record shows that the creativity in the talented human mind can find constant new and beautiful things to do with what is, after all, the same 12 notes we’ve been using for thousands of years. Doug Perkins”

Main organiser



Albert Vila – guitar

Basile Rahola – bass

Dré Pallamaerts – drums


Winner of Dutch Jazz Competition in 2004 -Holland (best composition) /  Winner of  Debajazz Contest (2006)-Spain (best band) / Winner of Jazz Hoileaart  (2012)-Belgium. (best composition)