Michael Wollny

Weltentraum - Vinyl LP (+ mp3 Download-Code)

  • Format: Vinyl (also available as CD )
  • Cat No.: ACTLP 9563-1
  • Barcode: 614427956316
  • German Release: 31/01/2014
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

“Michael Wollny’s graduation from ‘rising star’ to ‘star’.” (Jazzwise)

Best Jazz Album 2014:
#1 Jazzwise Critic`s Poll

“Michael Wollny Trio’s dark, subconsious journey through the dreamworlds took pianist and composer Wollny’s increasingly inspired vision to a new level of performance and imagination” (Jazzwise)

No longer available – out of print

Michael Wollny, best known as being one third of the thrillingly inventive young contemporary piano trio [em], is a musician who knows no boundaries in his search for new jazz ‘standards’. “Not a jazz standard in the traditional sense,” he points out but, “it also simply describes a song as a starting point that enables the musicians to grow a tune on top of it, a great melody and a few chords. In that respect I consider all of these tunes ‘standards’.”Wollny‘s new trio recording Weltentraum is a stunning example of contemporary interpretation in the hands of a unique, fluidly virtuoso artist. Wollny, with both elegance and wit, explores the connection between songs that are worlds apart in terms of both centuries and cultures on Weltentraum. But in the pianist’s hands, the combination of interpretations of ‘God is a DJ’ by the riot gi...

line up

Michael Wollny / piano & harpsichord on 14
Tim Lefebvre / upright bass
Eric Schaefer / drums

Recording Information

Produced by Siggi Loch with the artists

Recorded by Adrian von Ripka, September 24 & 25, 2013 at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg
God Is A DJ recorded by Sound Studio n, March 21, 2013 live at Philharmonie Cologne
Mixed and mastered by Adrian von Ripka

*including an excerpt from ”Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh'n“ by gustav mahler
Theo Bleckmann appears courtesy of winter & winter