By Trio Elf. By Peter Cudek; Gerwin Eisenhauer; Walter Lang Jr. Country of Origin: Germany. Jazz. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.YEB-7765).
Item Number: NX.YEB-7765
Trio Elf is one of the internationally most acclaimed German jazz groups. It's the only band from Germany that recently received a whole page in the American Downbeat, the most famous Jazz magazine in the world. "Trio Elf continues its signature exploration of the best of what's out there in the world of sound" - Downbeat. Trio Elf has truly re-invented the classic jazz piano trio in recent years by using grooves and sounds of contemporary club styles as a kickoff for improvisation. Their warm acoustic sound is augmented by the creative use of electronics. Trio Elf's musical ease stems from melodies of an almost hymnic quality, dazzling rhythms und surprising dynamic shifts arising from a collective breathing of three equal voices. Critics both in Europe and Japan have hailed their inspired interplay. "Trio Elf is part of a new German jazz generation. They are unearthing what once has made jazz so great: Risk, new sounds and bursts of energy" - Hamburger Abendblatt.