Named Trio Beyond, guitarist John Scofield, Hammond B3 organ player Larry Goldings and drummer Jack DeJohnette performed at the London Jazz Festival 2004. And the audience, as they say, raised the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Trio Beyond was founded as a tribute to The Tony Williams Lifetime (John McLaughlin: guitar, Larry Young: organ), the groundbreaking jazz rock project of one of the most important drummers of all time: Tony Williams. At North Sea 2006 the Rotterdam audience can witness a performance of a trio that is one of the best and most creative bands of the new millennium. John Scofield, at the beginning of the eighties the musical director of the Miles Davis Band, doesn’t only belong to today’s absolute guitar summit, but has also made a name for himself as a composer and bandleader in genres diverging from funk to straight ahead jazz. Jack DeJohnette, also an alumni of the Davis school, has acquired the status of ‘éminence grise’ of modern drumming. His essential role in the famous Keith Jarrett Trio cannot be overstated and as a solo artist he keeps on surprising. Larry Goldings, who by the way also is an excellent pianist, is considered one of the uncrowned monarchs of the Hammond B3 organ. On the ECM released double-CD Saudades we can hear how fantastic the London Jazz Festival gig sounded at the time. And that makes the Trio Beyond gig in Rotterdam something to really look forward to.