Magnanimus Trio was formed back in 2010 in Thessaloniki, Greece. In their first album A Cue (2010) the band’s members, piano & ney player Christos Barbas, drummer & pianist Dimitris Tasoudis, bassist Pavlos Spyropoulos provide “a cue” of their existence, recording live a wholly-improvised hour of music balancing between contemporary minimalistic sound and melodic soundscapes diligently formed. In their second album Still Time (2012) they create a mixture of original compositions and improvisations that evoke cinematic auditions, introducing modal jazz elements, minute compositions & ballads for voice and kaval (wooden flute).
Their newest album No Time (2016 / AN Music) takes them a step further in defining their vision for the music of the trio: 13 original compositions where one will find, far away from chattering , precision and clarity in every note, the element of freedom from various different improvisational music worlds that connect south-european modality to mainstream music and two songs: one with lyrics borrowed from W. Shakespeare and one with original lyrics.
The trio’s musicians collaborations include some of the best musicians in the field of world & jazz music: the late John Taylor, Erkan Oğur, Derya Turkan, Murat Aydemir, Ζohar Fresco Quartet, Ross Daly, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Zezo Olimpio and Efrén López amongst others.