Tres-men are made up of percussionist Takahiro "Matzz" Matsuoka, DJ Yoshijiro Sakurai and keyboardist Yusuke Nakamura.

Your debut album came out in April, and here we are, five months later at Tokyo Jazz Festival. How did that come about?

TM: We got the offer around May. Basically, a few years back I played at the festival in Hall A with Quasimode. Since then, I've kept in touch with the organizers and when we put Tres-men together I sent some CDs through and asked them to have a listen. And here we are.