The music of this trio is best described with the term Chamber-Jazz.
Jazzstandards and originals provide the platform for this interactive
trio, and the instrumentation, with two slightly amplified guitars and
bass, underlines the character and delicacy of chamber music
but in a jazz format.
Virtuosity is obliged but never displayed for its own sake; the intention
concerns rather the filigree structure of melodies,
delicate comping, and subtle listening for each other.
The Atlantic Jazz Trio emerged out of the long-standing friendship between
Garry Hagberg and Thomas Horstmann, who together found in Peter Schönfeld
the underlying "backbone" which made it possible for them
to render their harmonic-melodic concept.
This new trio, still early in its development, has already been well-received
by audiences, and its musical sound-textures - produced exclusively
by strings - has been welcomed as a softer, more intimate approach to
both classic and original jazz compositions.