Ben Crosland: Bass
Steve Lodder: Piano/Keyboards
Steve Waterman: Trumpet/Flugelhorn
“High class trio” The Guardian
Ben Crosland formed Threeway in 2004 with Steve Waterman and Steve Lodder, two long term associates, in order to explore the subtle and open possibilities of a group without drums. The interplay between the players creates a natural intensity combined with an acute sensitivity to dynamics. The variety of the original compositions, contributed by each of the group members, and the different tone colours created by the instruments ensure a satisfying and well-rounded performance. The group also includes contemporary readings of choice standards in its repertoire.
“The ensemble playing has the togetherness that only comes from top musicians who know each other well and think as one. Everything is clear and precise yet full of delicacy and feeling” Dave Gelly, The Observer
“Three stellar musicians…Crosland’s compositions are often quite captivating, the reactions and interplay between Crosland, Waterman and Lodder as near to perfection as anyone could want” Peter Vacher, Jazzwise