In 2023 the Tingvall Trio is celebrating 20 years together as a band. What’s particularly remarkable is that from the time the trio was created right up to the album being presented here, 'Birds', their ninth, the line-up has always remained the same. Alongside Martin Tingvall on piano, who gave the trio its name, we have Omar Rodriguez Calvo on double bass and Jürgen Spiegel in his realm of drums and percussion.
These three musicians based in Hamburg, Germany have managed to write a success story over all the years that is hard to match: multiple Echo Jazz Awards as ensemble and Live Act of the Year, a total of six Jazz Awards in Gold, two Impala Awards for international sales, a whole series of No. 1 Jazz Chart albums, and four times with high rankings on the German Top 100 Album Charts. In the world of German Jazz, outstanding is the word that comes to mind. With Birds this evolution is now reaching its tentative zenith.