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EM Trio

ACT Records ACT 9660-2



1.Sempre Igor [4:03], 2.Arsène Somnambule [5:52], 3. Wo leichte Kähne fliehen [3:25], 4. Monsters: Symmetriads [6:19], 5. Ephemere Phone [1:36], 6. Love of her life [4:34], 7. Nocturne [3:54], 8. Kiyoshi [4:33], 9. Lautloser Adel [3:55], 10. What Kurtag left [2:27], 11. Grieg’s last bow [2:55], 12. Gravité [4:15], 13. Redux [3:23]. Total Time: [49:11]

Michael Wollny:Piano, Eva Kruse:Bass, Eric Schaefer:Drum

Recorded & mixed in September /October 2007 at Bohus Sound recording Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden.

A very musical offering by this young German trio on this their third album for ACT records in their series "Young German Jazz". German Jazz must be alive and very well if this trio is anything to go by and jazz generally has a great future if young talent in the shape of musicians such as these is around and active. EM’s music is subtle, classical in shape and form and delicate in the extreme. All the material on the disc was written by the trio’s members and all of it is strikingly original. It takes true professionalism + talent to pull off successful trios where the piano has to be the anchor on its own but this band has both in spades. Highly recommended.

Steve Arloff.





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