Steve Swell, Mark Tokar and Klaus Kugel play For The People Of The Open Heart

Three masters in their respective instrumental fields. Wybithy trombonist Steve Swell, one of Germany’s most active percussionists Klaus Kugel and Mark Tokar, a Ukrainian double bassist who swapped his double bass for a rifle for the duration of the war with Russia.

They are not a working band, but when they stand on stage together you get the feeling that they have been playing together forever and understand each other in half a word and create music of great power and momentum.
All the music was recorded at the Evinger Schloss in Dortmund, Germany.