Agustí Fernández Piano
Barry Guy Bass
Zlatko Kaučič Drums, Percussion

Kaučič, Guy and Fernández have collaborated before in different combos, but now they are presenting themselves as a brand new trio.This trio formation brings together three exceptional personalities of contemporary European music, who have gone their own ways since the beginning and are among the most influential musicians in the field of improvised music today. Three new music icons, masters of improvisation and refined composition that shared a musical connection before they even met.

"The performance by Zlatko Kaučič, Barry Guy, and Agustí Fernández was an intriguing exploration of free improvisation that pushed the boundaries of conventional jazz. The trio's collaboration was a dynamic journey through the realms of spontaneous composition, marked by improvised sections interspersed with melodic and standard interludes.The trio of Kaučič, Guy, and Fernández brought together three musical titans, masters of improvisation and refined composition. Their connection was palpable, and their collective performance was a testament to their individual expertise and shared musical vision."

Nenad Georgievski - All About Jazz

"Together they gave a true lectio magistralis on radical
improvisation, conducted by three absolute masters of the discipline,
who make the most of the sound of their respective instruments. An
anthology set, in which the pianist's happy melodic streak
particularly stood out."

Vicenzo Fugaldi - Jazz Italia


Agustí Fernández (Palma de Mallorca, 1954), with a perfectly based career and a wide and well-deserved international reputation, is one of the Spanish musicians of major international projection and a world reference in the field of improvised music. Fernández has worked with the founder fathers of the free improvisation scene Peter Kowald, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Barry Guy, and also with musicians like Zlatko Kaucic, Mats Gustafsson, Joe Morris and Peter Evans, a.m.o., and with improvisers from all over the world. He is or has been a member of the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, the Barry Guy New Orchestra, the Blue Shroud Ensemble and the Mats Gustafsson Nu Ensemble, a.m.o. Fernández has also collaborated with dance, theater, movies and television. Up to the current date he has published more than 200 CDs. Along his professional life AF has received many recognitions, and his solo for piano "Mutza" presented in New York in 2007 was distinguished by the New York magazine All About Jazz as one of 10 best concerts from that year. The CD "Un llamp que no s'acaba mai" on PSI (Agustí Fernández, John Edwards and Mark Sanders) has been distinguished by All About Jazz as one of the best 10 cd's in 2009; the CD "Aurora" on Maya Recordings (Agustí Fernandez, Barry Guy and Ramón López) was selected by the Cuadernos de Jazz magazine as the best CD in 2007, by the Jaç magazine as the best fourth disc of the history of the Catalan jazz and it was Disc d'émoi (February, 2007) for the French Jazz Magazine. The ”Agustí Fernández Aurora Trio” received the second prize at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2012 celebrated in Münich, Germany. In 2011 Fernández was the main character of the documentary film “Los dedos huéspedes” by Lucas Caraba, which has been screened in festivals all over the world. In 2014 the Ad Libitum Festival (Warsaw) dedicated a monographic edition to celebrate Fernández’s 60th Birthday. From 2001 to 2022 Agustí Fernández has been permanent teacher of free improvisation at the Catalonia High Music School (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya). In 2010 Agustí Fernández was the recipient the "Ciutat de Barcelona Music Award" granted by the Council of Barcelona.

Barry Guy is an innovative bass player and composer whose creative diversity in the fields of jazz improvisation, chamber and orchestral performance and solo recitals is the outcome both of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation, underpinned by a dedication to the double bass and the ideal of musical communication. He is founder and Artistic Director of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and the BGNO (Barry Guy New Orchestra) for which he has written several extended works. In 2014 he founded the “Blue Shroud Band” to perform his composition “The Blue Shroud” based on Picasso’s painting “Guernica” with texts by the Irish poet Kerry Hardie. His concert works for chamber orchestras, chamber groups and soloists have been widely performed and his skillful and inventive writing has resulted in an exceptional series of compositions. In 2016 Barry Guy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Middlesex , London and also appointed Honorary Professor to the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen. In 2019 he completed a commission for the KRONOS String Quartet as part of their series “50 for the Future”. Barry Guy continues to give solo recitals throughout Europe as well as continuing associations with colleagues involved in improvised, baroque and contemporary music. His main ensembles are the Homburger/Guy duo, the Trio with Torben Snekkestad and Agusti Fernandez, “Acanthis” Trio with Lucas Niggli and Maya Homburger, the Duo with Jordina Milla, the Parker/Guy/Lytton trio, Free Radicals with Agustí Fernández and Peter Evans, the trio with Agusti Fernandez and Zlatko Kaučič and the longstanding trio with Marilyn Crispell and Paul Lytton.

Zlatko Kaučič drummer, percussionist and composer was born on 21st February 1953 in Postojna, Slovenia. Kaučič began his professional musical career in 1978 in the Spanish club “Tres Tristes Tigres” in Valencia. Since then he has released over 80 CDs. Those who gained recognition at home and abroad are: solo project “Round Trip”, “Emotional Playgrounds” with Kenny Wheeler and Gianluigi Trovesi, “Zlati čoln” – music for the poetry of Slovenian writer Srečko Kosovel with Steve Lacy, Paul McCandless and others, “Zlati čoln 2” with Maribor philharmonic orchestra members and Paul McCandless, solo project “Pav” – that was placed in the 100 best albums in 2007 according to online magazine All about jazz. He also published an album with Peter Brötzmann called “Tolminski punt”, box of 3 CDs “30th Anniversary Concerts” – the collection was placed among top 10 best albums in 2009 according to British magazine JazzTimes and Italian magazine JazzColours, solo project “Emigrants”, that was ranked among the top 100 albums in 2011 by many musical critics. The other important albums in his vast collection of works are: “Round About One o’Clock” with Evan Parker (among top 10 albums in 2011), “Biči” with orchestra Kombo A, “Zvočna polja za T. S.” (album of the month in All about jazz), “East West Daydreams” with Alexander Balanescu and Javier Girotto (in All about jazz reviewed with 5 stars), album “Zvočni sejalec” with Cerkno Jubileum Orchestra, Orkester brez meja⁄Orchestra senza confini “Schengen”, “Disorder at the Border plays Ornette” with Daniele D’Agaro and Giovanni Maier etc.He has played and recorded with renowned musicians and musical innovators, such as: John Lewis, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Albert Mangelsdorff, Chico Freeman, Louis Sclavis, Peter Brötzmann, Alexander Balanescu, Marc Ribot, Evan Parker, Joelle Leandre, Augusti Fernandez,Barry Guy,Mats Olof Gustafsson,Maya Homburger and many others.