Eric Schaefer

Who Is Afraid Of Richard W.? - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9543-2
  • Barcode: 614427954329
  • German Release: 25/01/2013
  • Genre: Crossover

Runter vom Hügel rein in den Club: Mit Infusionen vom Progrock und New Wave bis zu Ambient und Dub wird der alte Meister, Richard Wagner, neu belebt

Only digitally available

Michael Wollny and Eva Kruse certainly won't take it personally when we say that Eric Schaefer stands most clearly for the pop element and humorous undertones in the trio [em], "Germany's most creative jazz trio" (Kulturspiegel). This Berlin drummer "has proven uncompromising vitality in totally different directions such as free improvisations and classical compositions, punk and diverse folklore, new music, minimal music, pop and electronic" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), and in the widest range of band projects away from [em], from "Soulmate" and "Henosis" to "Johnny La Marama" and the Arne Jansen Trio. Schaefer always makes use of the entire pallet of more recent music history, his drum set enhanced with percussion instruments, many of which he made himself, and electronics, to create his v...

line up

Eric Schaefer / drums & electronics
Tom Arthurs / trumpet & flugelhorn
Volker Meitz / organ, Fender Rhodes & keyboards
John Eckhardt / bass

Recording Information

Richard Wagner revisited by Eric Schaefer, unless otherwise noted

Produced by Eric Schaefer

Recorded July 2012 by Axel Reinemer at Hansa Studio Berlin
Assistant: Conrad Hensel

Mixed by Guy Sternberg. Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Jonathan Meese, VG Bildkunst