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Available Light

Daniel Janke

Released Apr 19 2024

Daniel Janke’s Winter Trio is an international project, involving a new collaboration with drummer Ariel Tessier (France), and bassist Basile Rahola (Spain). The trio members first met in France when Daniel was doing a residency at la Roche d’Hys domain des arts. They played as a trio in Paris a few times and did a modest tour in the Dijon region of France, before recording a new album.

Available Light is the product of this collaboration and will be released on Chronograph Records on April 19th, 2024. The title is drawn from the film term which indicates shooting only with natural available light. It is a reference to the unique winter light conditions found in Canada’s north where Daniel has his studio.

The record features a collection of original compositions by Daniel, which showcase his breadth of experience composing with narrative intent for film, as well as his upbringing in gospel and roots music. Combined with his love of contemporary improvised music and jazz, the result is an album like no other, with elements from all these disciplines merging to form a wonderfully original, diverse, and evocative collection of work. The tunes incorporate both structured and free improvisation, and are a seamless blend of North American composition aesthetic and European jazz approach.

Daniel Janke – Piano
Basile Rahola – Bass
Ariel Tessier – Drums


  1. Song For Margaret
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  2. Available Light
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  3. Giant
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  4. Blessed Assurance
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  5. Man of Constant Sorrow
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  6. Eleanor’s Waltz
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  7. River Ice
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  8. Café Bonton
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  9. Gospel For Betty
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