|LSD-3 - Leslie, Saxophon und Drums. 3 stands for the most basic "odd" number in musical terms, be it an interval or a polyrhythmic overlay, something masterfully implemented by LSD-3. 3 is also the number of musicians in the band, the number of additional keyboards and live effects which they skillfully use.
The switch from guitar to saxophone is somewhat uncommon for a jazz organ trio but not unheard of. What sets LSD-3 apart from similar bands is their use of alternative sound sources and effects, like analog synths, a sax synth, octaver, wah-wah and delay effects and percussion instruments, to name a few.
The original compositions and complex arrangements by this young emerging trio are based in the funk and modern jazz idioms. At the same time they are not afraid of using clear song structures or modal freedom in order to enable a high level of musical interaction during the solos and the presentation of the themes.
In the past the 3 musicians have worked on stage or in studios with many very different artists like: Ivan Neville, Max Lässer, Polo Hofer, Christoph Grab, Noëmi Nadelmann, Howard Griffiths, Hendrix/Cousins, Funky Brotherhood etc. Although their musical origins are so different or rather because of that, they have managed to reach a very high level in a very short time. So it’s not surprising that during one of their concerts, their music can reach a rock-concert-like peaks of energy.