HEAR In NOW is a string trio that performs original compositions composed by Mazz Swift (N.Y.) on violin and vocals, Tomeka Reid (CHI) on cello and Silvia Bolognesi (Si, ITA) on double bass.
Originally formed by the Italian promoter Alberto Lofoco for a concert in the winter of 2009 for the Woma Jazz Festival in Salsomaggiore Terme (Italy), the trio, feeling a great sense of music chemistry has since continued.
From different cultures and musical backgrounds, the musicians of Hear In Now brought together the elements of their musical entities for a unique sound experience exploring free improvisation as well as songs composed and arranged.
In 2012 they released their first album for the Italian label “Rudi Records”, whose liner notes are by William Parker: “I see three small boats with three musicians through this wonderful lake sounds. They reach the shore and it starts to rain the sun (…) The songs created on this CD, as in all great music, speak for themselves –there is no need to decode anything. You can hear the love, beauty and strength coming from this unique combination of young women who dance together in unison to the rhythm, the melody, space and time, in order to have their individual voices heard. Not the stiff king of perfection but the natural perfection that is connected to nature. “Hear In Now” is INTO it.