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Michael Wollny

Nachtfahrten - CD

  • Format: CD (erhältlich auch als Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9592-2
  • Barcode: 614427959225
  • German Release: 09/10/2015
  • Genre: Jazz

Through the night with Michael Wollny: 14 Jazz-Nocturnes in a new trio setting: reduced to the essence, mysterious, magical & lyrical

“One of the most prominent jazz stars to rise from Germany in recent years” BBC RADIO

“Michael Wollny is making some impressive and artful noise in the realm of the new piano trio tradition” DOWNBEAT

CD € 17,50



This release owes its original inspiration to a book published in 2013 entitled “Nachtmeerfahrten” (Sea Journeys by Night), which takes the reader over to the dark side of romanticism, to a world of fantasy, of eerie shadows, and things that go bump in the night. Producer Siggi Loch edited the “Meer”/ sea part out of the title, which therefore became “Nachtfahrten” (Night Journeys), which suits this pianist, who is a creature of the nocturnal realm. He feels very much at home in a world of grey cats and blurred outlines, where the contrasting emotions of the moment can leave all rational expectations behind; this is a backdrop which is alive with possibility, but also with trepidation.Michael Wollny, who was described by FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG as a “complete piano master“ and by DIE WELT as „the most exciting German jazz pianis...

line up

Michael Wollny / piano
Christian Weber / bass
Eric Schaefer / drums


Recording Information

Produced by Siggi Loch

Recorded, mixed and mastered
by Adrian von Ripka
at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany, August 18 - 21, 2015

Cover Photo by Jörg Steinmetz
Artwork and “elmau at moonlight” by Siggi Loch