Rock virtuosityThrough their only studio album, Krantz-Carlock-Lefebvre from 2009, this trio has been compared to virtuoso guitar trios such as Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. According to The Guardian, guitarist Wayne Krantz sounds like a cross between John Scofield and Bill Frisell because of his balancing act between punchy rock sounds and flexible jazz chords.
He might be difficult to categorize, but he is definitely of the highest level. His name might not be that known, which is probably because his bands mainly perform in New York. As a sideman he has shared the stage with Steely Dan. Bassist Tim Lefebvre previously played with David Bowie, and drummer Keith Carlock accompanied audience favotites such as John Mayer and Sting.
Last year the trio finally got together again and during their rare tour of Europe they will land at the BIMHUIS. Not to be missed! ‘Krantz is accompanied by his regular partners, Tim Lefebvre (bass) and Keith Carlock (drums), and the bone-crunching three-way conversation they keep up joins the impact of a heavy rock power-trio to the harmonic sleight-of-hand and melodic slipperiness of a contemporary jazz band. Some pieces are dark, churning, raw-sound growls, while others are drawlingly countrified; there’s a rock-virtuosity tribute to Jeff Beck, and Rugged Individual is almost a reassuring ballad’ (The Guardian).