CD dance on deep waters

Edgar Knecht – Dance On Deep Waters

Edgar Knecht – piano, composition
Rolf Denecke – bass
Tobias Schulte – drums
Stephan Emig – percussion

Erste begeisterte Kritiken:

… jetzt schon eines der stärksten Jazz-Alben des Jahres 2013.

Wer Volkslieder so souverän weiter entwickelt, setzt Maßstäbe.

Edgar Knecht und seine Mannen haben eine Mission: Volkslieder und alte Weisen in ein neues Klangkorsett zu kleiden. Und das bekommen sie hervorragend hin … Neben dem großartigen Pianospiel Knechts möchte ich Stephan Emig an der Percussion und Tobias Schulte an den Drums loben. Eine ganz tolle, harmonische Leistung … In Summe ein tolles Jazz-Album! …

The German pianist Edgar Knecht has a remarkable way of playing. His fresh themes are inspired by (German) folky tunes, which he plays very direct and sensitive. The melodys sounds familiaire and obvious added with surprising harmonies in which he puts a lot of classical influences. His sober melodic themes are in sharp contrast with the improvisations which are provocative, inventive and complemantairy. Bass, drums (wonderfull solo in “Gedankenfreiheit”) and percussion: they mix perfect with the piano acrobatics of Knecht (like in “Frühling”) and finally supplement the musical puzzle. His music is rhythmic and modest (sometimes per beat or part) which innovates the story of his playing and makes you feel like “dancing on water”: wonderful!

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