Swiss piano trio Vein make a departure with their new album to be released in March. To be released by Double Moon Records, the album sees the trio of drummer, Florian Arbenz and pianist Michael Arbenz with bassist Thomas Lähns team up with the Swedish Norrbotten Big Band for Symphonic Bop.

Michael Arbenz, who arranged and orchestrated all six tracks, says: “The big band is an extension, or an orchestration of the trio, which adds all the colours of a big band without losing the flexibility and the interaction of the trio. The inspiration for the arrangements comes more from the symphonic tradition than the big band.” 

Vein are touring in the UK in February with further dates in April. Upcoming dates include Nottingham and Liverpool. More details.