- Jonathan Scales Orchestra - T.N.F.J.
- Dhafer Youssef's "Dance Of The Invisible Dervishes" at Festival International De Carthage -Tunisia
- Die Big Band der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg und Kyabaat - Lullaby
- Togo All Stars - Kobi Lolo (Live @ North Sea Jazz 2018) | NPO Soul en Jazz
- Lettuce - Live at North Sea Jazz 2017 | NPO Soul & Jazz
Arik Strauss’s second piano trio album – In Spite of All – presents ten new compositions and two free improvisations. Following on the success of his first trio album, Mostly Ballads, these original compositions express a more upbeat atmosphere. Joined again by bass player Tal Ronen and for the first time by drummer Gasper Bertocelj, Arik, through the lyrical and thoughtful melodic structure of his song, captures our undivided attention again and shows us the joy and determination of his musical soul.