Dennis Gonzalez YAE Trio

Dennis Gonzalez YAE Trio

 Dallas, Texas, USA

2010 is the 11th Anniversary of the jazz ensemble Dennis Gonzalez YAE Trio! The trio is Dennis Gonzalez (trumpet/cornet) as well as his sons Stefan (drums) and Aaron (contrabass). Their newest release, Cape of Storms, just arrived from Ayler Records in France.


Dennis Gonzalez’s incredible career, spanning 30 years, began with a stint with two legends of Jazz, drummer Max Roach and pianist Cecil Taylor. At that time, the renown Swedish jazz label Silkheart Records decided to document his early forays as a leader, and the incredible music that emerged under his leadership, with Malachi Favors, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Charles Brackeen, Henry Grimes, Frank Lowe, Kidd Jordan, Fred Hopkins, and many others as his sidemen, led to his international recognition.

In the early 90’s he stopped playing for 5 years to get closer to his family and to find a new direction in his music. What emerged in 1999 was a new sound and a new determination to excel in jazz, from his home base in Dallas. He started a new trio (then called Yells At Eels) with his sons, bass player Aaron Gonzalez and drummer/vibraphonist Stefan Gonzalez, and began a new series of performances and recordings, being picked up by Portugal’s Clean Feed Records and the Franco-Swedish company Ayler Records. YAE Trio’s recent collaborations with vocalist Leena Conquest, South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, and the Art Ensemble’s percussionist Famoudou Don Moyé have been particularly fruitful. Dennis's own duo with Portuguese pianist João Paulo won the Portuguese “Grammy” for best record in 2009 from the Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores.

The trio has played festivals and concerts all over the US and in Portugal, Spain, Poland, Mexico, and Canada.They have recorded 6 CD's for American and European companies.


Home - 2000 - daagnimRecords (US)
Pictogram - 2002 - daagnimRecords (US)
Home Away From Home - 2002 - daagnimRecords (US)
Geografia - 2006 -Inner Realms Outer Realms Records (US)
The Great Bydgoszcz Concert - 2009 - Ayler Records (France)
Cape of Storms - 2010 - Ayler Records (France)