Michael Wollny Trio – Weltentraum Live (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:57 minutes | 641 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Michael Wollny’s trio album Weltentraum and his 2014 tour of Germany have been the highlights of his career to date. Weltentraum garnered praise and acknowledgement from national and international critics, including a cover story in Jazzwise which named it Album of the Year and a four star review in DownBeat. It was also Wollny’s commercial breakthrough and set the stage for the wildly successful German shows. This performance was recorded in March 2014 at the Philharmonie Berlin and captures the energy and excitement audiences felt during the tour.
Ten years have passed now since our first meeting. Michael Wollny received pretty much every music award that our country can bestow on creative artists. In addition to his twelve albums (including the [em] albums and the four with Heinz Sauer) he has participated in eight further ACT productions to date. He has become a creative pillar of the ACT family, and has grown personally very dear to my heart.
And the recent album ‘Weltentraum’ not only garnered more acknowledgement from the national and international critics (including a cover story in „Jazzwise“ (UK) and four stars in the legendary US magazine ‘Downbeat’), it was also the commercial breakthrough. No other jazz album by a German pianist had ever made it into the Top 50 of the pop charts before. The German Jazz Award was accomplished in just two months. Karsten Jahnke’s fantastic ‘Jazznights’ tour did the rest. In front of a massive audience the trio once again took its music to new heights, and after its unfathomable concert in Munich I spontaneously decided to make a live recording in the special atmosphere of the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie. It proved to be a good idea, because in this concert, too, the mop-top on the piano, together with his congenial partners Tim Lefebvre on bass and Eric Schaefer on drums, got the house jumping. ‘Weltentraum – Live’ is the living proof.
01 – 7 Fruhe Lieder: No. 1. Nacht (arr. M. Wollny for jazz trio)
02 – Phlegma Phighter
03 – In einer Nacht, Op. 15: IV. Rufe in der horchenden Nacht (arr. for jazz trio)
04 – When the Sleeper Wakes
05 – Lasse! (after G. de Machaut)
06 – Engel
07 – Gorilla Biscuits
08 – Little Person
Produced by Siggi Loch & Michael Woolly. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann.
Recorded live in concert on March 24, 2014 at the Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal.
Michael Wollny – piano
Tim Lefebvre – upright bass
Eric Schaefer – drums