"Es handelt sich – ohne Übertreibung – um eines der besten Jazz-Alben der letzten zehn Jahre"
CD des Monats April 2005
Walking on the Tiger’s Tail: When facing danger, one behaves with wisdom, while understanding the peril without provoking it, and remaining both quiet & determined (1). Most of the titles found on this album were inspired by Taoist stories full of this paradoxical poetry. Butterfly Dream: After dreaming that he was a butterfly, Zhuangzi woke up wondering whether he was still Zhuangzi, or rather a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuangzi (2). Yielding Water: the irresistible strength of water lies in its yielding quality. Therefore, weaknesses can erode the stone, flexibility can subdue the strong & the rigid (3). Totsu! is an exclamation supposedly uttered when a Zen student achieves enlightment. The sound also imitates the dry crackle the pawlonia leaf makes as it scratches the ground upon falling. Wingless Flight:...line up
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Johannes Wohlleben at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg, Germany
October & November 2004
Produced by Nguyên Lê