You’re probably familiar with Ernesto Cervini’s name, whether we’re talking about Turboprop, Myriad3 or TuneTown.

And there’s even more from the dynamic, Juno-nominated drummer, composer and bandleader. Tetrahedron is a chordless trio led by Cervini and featuring alto saxophonist Luis Deniz and bassist Rich Brown, two of Canada’s finest improvisers.

The groovy, energetic band plays both originals and funky arrangements of jazz standards. For Cervini, it’s yet another praise-worthy project from a Canadian talent who has made a name for himself as a consummate bandleader, an infectiously energetic drummer and a razor-sharp composer.

Cervini and Tetrahedron just released their eponymous album through Anzic Records. Featuring special guest guitarist Nir Felder, it’s a collection of originals and covers that “brings out the strengths of each musician and provides a wonderful backdrop for us to explore and improvise.”

Cervini joined us for a conversation about the creative process by which his many bands are formed, and the sense of freedom and experimentation that comes as a result.