4 - 2:00 PM
Wadji Riahi Trio - Showcase - Espace Gould
Wadji Riahi (piano) - Basile Rahola (contrebasse) - Pierre Hurty (batterie) ?
The trio was formed in Brussels, in 2020, but the three musicians wouldn’t all tell the same story. It’d be like asking a child how long they’ve known their parents. Wajdi and Basile met for the first time in Tunisia. They recorded two albums together with the Baz Trio: “Live at Jamboree” (Jamboree live) and “L’homme Bleu” (Fresh Sound New Talent). Drummer Pierry Hurty made his way into Wajdi’s life, and the two began playing together on various projects, including “Moments” (Basile’s latest album) and a duo project, RIHARTY. They have been inseparable ever since. The strong bonds between these three young musicians translates to a solid, cohesive dynamic in their playing. Following a proposal from Fresh Sound Records, Wajdi decided to write a new repertory for the trio. The new music is rhythmically, melodically, and harmonically varied, and each song tells a true story from Wajdi’s life, and that honesty comes through in the trio’s playing.