First On The Roll

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Catalog: DMCHR71394
Format: COMPACT DISC

HENNING NEIDHARDT TRIO

Another piano trio, you might think at first, but there are more sounds after a few minutes at the latest that don't really fit this characterization. Electronic effects and a synthesizer take over the direction in improvised interludes, but also sometimes provide the “right” songs with an ambient-like mood. “We combine jazz tradition with electronics on the album, which is a very healthy mixture for me,” pianist Henning Neidhardt said, who gave the trio his name and composed most of the pieces. “We all grew up in the nineties and have no intention of denying that we have been influenced by that era. That's in us and that's why we let it happen.” This diversity makes "First of the Roll" an album that is also dramaturgically coherent. Many of the songs mainly composed by Neidhardt – an exception is “Mild” by the Danish guitarist Jakob Bro – merge into each other and give the album an inner coherence. This is not only important to Neidhardt, because he has also discovered this in another activity he is involved in. “I accompany the mentalist Timon Krause,” he said. “I learned a lot about musical dramaturgy and theatrical thinking in that context, that everything has to have a framework.”

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