With the establishment of BUCHERSOMMERFRIEDLI a Trio was born, that has it going on. The two young musicians from Zurich, Switzerland, Michael Bucher (guitar) and Patrick Sommer (bass), launched their common project with the firm concept of a Working Band. The two work on material, which later is developed into a concert version with third member of the Trio, drummer Tobias Friedli. The creative laboratory Bucher-Sommer explores diverse ideas and style elements, which eventually flow into the brilliant and colorful music of the Trio without any ideological blinkers. Additionally, the two are concerned with changing themes and bring the fruits of this work into the band rehearsals. This constant musical evolution makes it possible that "B.S.F." develop an own sound collectively that goes beyond the usual jam sessions.
The emphasis with this process lies in the development of own compositions, for which Bucher as well as Sommer are responsible. These pieces function in the kind of jazz standards. Besides the interpretation of the melody they offer plenty of room for exciting improvisations and different forms of interaction. A further characteristic for BUCHERSOMMERFRIEDLI is its groove orientation, which expands the framework of a usual Jazztrio by far.
BUCHERSOMMERFRIEDLI’s high goal is to look for new ways within the far field of the jazz idiom and to give a continuation to earlier and idealistically related formations of that tradition.
Michael Bucher - Guitar, Composition
Patrick Sommer - Bass, Composition
Tobias Friedli - Drums