Trigg & Gusset is a noir jazz group from the Netherlands. While staying inside the domain of instrumental jazz, Trigg & Gusset manage to constantly maintain a tight embrace with the world of electronica. Gusset’s powerful woodwind performance combines magically well with the composition and production skills of studio veteran Trigg, allowing them with each release to create an unique blend of dark jazz and moody atmospheres.
Trigg & Gusset has released four albums and a few singles. The group was founded in 2013 and their debut ‘Legacy of the Witty’ was released on Preserved Sound. In 2015 the sequel ‘Adagio for the Blue’ was made, followed by ‘The Way in’ in 2020 and ‘Black Ocean’ in 2021. ‘The Way in’ was also released on vinyl.
As well as both being excellent musicians themselves, Trigg & Gusset manage to maintain a strong network of excellent performers, as well as creatives, supporting their original compositions on all levels, from artwork to guest performances. Trumpet player ‘Coen Hamelink’ is featured on many tracks, as well as several drummers and bass players.
Quotes from the media:
“Het muziekgezelschap van Trigg en Gusset vervoert ons, bespeelt ons gemoed. Zoals films en tv-series van David Lynch dat doen.” – recensie ‘The Way in’ Jan Bol (2021)
” If ‘Legacy of the Witty’ proved that Knol and van Geer could play elegantly and with passion, then ‘Adagio for the Blue’ certainly proves that their talents lie not just in the moment. It’s a release that proves they can compose just as well as they can improvise, and it’s simply a joy to hear” – recensie Anthem review (2015)
“There is something deliciously dark and mysterious about the film noir-esque sounds presented on Legacy of the Witty by Trigg & Gusset on Preserved Sound … something very David Lynch.” – headphonaught (2013)