Jeff Herr: drums
Laurent Payfert: doublebass
Maxime Bender: saxophon
The Jeff Herr Corporation surprises the listener with its virtuosity and presents itself as a linear trio with no need for harmonic instruments. Jeff Herr on drums, Maxime Bender on saxophone and Laurent Payfert on double bass form a talented, high-energy trio that draws on the compositional skills of all its three members.
Both expertly arranged, tightly structured songs and wild, free improvisations have their place in its extensive repertoire, enriched as it is with some unexpected covers of songs by famous pop artists like David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. The band’s power and precision are rooted in its strong rhythmic influences, and emphasise the wellspring of its music: the groove.