David Dower Trio - “Made In Sofia”
“The David Dower Trio’s Made in Sofia is a great EP, and a joyful listen” ‘Something Else’ Review
“It’s clear this band enjoy playing together. My only complaint is that with only four tracks, David and his Trio left me wanting more! But Sofia, so good!” Kind of Jazz Review
“ ‘Made in Sofia’ is somewhat of a hidden gem, but one thing is for certain, it reinforces Dower’s position as one of Australia’s brightest jazz ensemble leaders” London Blues and Soul magazine review
And a review in Bulgarian! - Review
David’s radio interview with Bulgarian Jazz FM, fully transcribed
“Made in Sofia” is the new EP from the David Dower Trio. Recorded at Пекарнаtа studios in Bulgaria’s capital city, the EP is a celebration of the Trio’s affinity for the region.
Three joyful originals by Dower, and an moody, and pleasantly syncopated exploration of ABBA’s “Mamma Mia”, provide an exhilarating track list. Dower’s arrangement definitely explores the dark side of the Bjorn and Benny.
The band is on fire on this EP, with Dower supported by his British comrades Luke Fowler (bass) and Matt Fisher (drums). The enthusiasm simply resonates out of the speakers, guided by a unique telepathy that makes this trio such an exciting unique in both live & studio settings. London critic Sammy Stein says Dower is “lucky enough to have found musicians who can interpret his visions and understand his delight in thematic exploring and development, so the listener is drawn in and feels part of it all.“
The album is available for streaming online, or purchase from iTunes or CDbaby (link above)
Check out David’s interview in a Bulgarian magazine (there should be a translate button!)