Sands Fonnesbaek Riel
is comprised of young American pianist Christian Sands, Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek and a Montmartre legend, drummer Alex Riel. The double CD Take One
was recorded live at the famous Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen in October of 2014.
The three musicians had never met before their performance, and to add to the pressure, Sands begins the performance with an unaccompanied intro to a ballad, immediately suggesting a confidence that never falters throughout the concert. Even on their first performance together, a musical connection was formed and consequently developed through the next two shows, allowing the best cuts to be collected for this enthralling CD.