Rainer Böhm
Berlin - New York

VÖ: 29.04.2011

Genre: Young German Jazz, Saxophone Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9669-2, 614427966926
Ben Kraef / tenor saxophone
Rainer Böhm / piano
John Patitucci / bass
Marcus Gilmore / drums

Produced by Ben Kraef

Recorded by Joe Marciano and Max Ross at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn/ NYC on April 7, 2010.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Marciano on May 19, 2010/ January 28, 2011.
Pure jazz, as it is rarely heard in this purity and clarity anymore. Compositionally and in terms of tone, Kraef follows the bluesy tradition of a Sonny Rollins, paired with his own lyricism and the warmth of a Ben Webster.
Rainer Böhm
Rainer Böhm has been recognized by critics as one of the outstanding German jazz pianists for years. In 2016, he not only won the perhaps most prestigious award in German jazz, the Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis, with the Bastian Jütte Quartet but also the soloist prize. Böhm is also known as a long-time member of the trio led by Germany's exceptional bassist, Dieter Ilg. The success of their celebrated and award-winning jazz interpretations of classical composers like Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven, and Bach can also be attributed to his piano playing. He is among those who transcend genres, where classical and jazz are not opposing forces but perfectly complementing poles in the central task of conveying emotions through music.