Divr, Is This Water, WeJazz ***1/2

It's a welcome change here to listen to a piano trio that takes a few chances. Playing originals and notably covers of Radiohead and Broadcast tunes, the Swiss trio - pianist Philipp Eden, bassist Raphael Walser, drummer Jonas Ruther - use loops …

Published: 6 Feb 2024. Updated: 22 days.

It's a welcome change here to listen to a piano trio that takes a few chances. Playing originals and notably covers of Radiohead and Broadcast tunes, the Swiss trio - pianist Philipp Eden, bassist Raphael Walser, drummer Jonas Ruther - use loops and a mix by British jazz musician Dan Nicholls to experimental effect the whole sound a world away from the usual clichés you get with piano trios and sounding just as much at home, if thought of, in electronica terms. Requires a little patience given how painstaking the process is but it's worth the trouble when the hypnotic magnetism of the trio hits peak power as on 'Tea High.'

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Nominees for the 2024 Deutscher Jazzpreis

The German Jazz Prize - the Deutscher - returns this spring with an award ceremony to take place in Cologne on 18 April. Nominees for the categories available so far are: Vocals: Anette von Eichel, Céline Rudolph, Simin Tander, Kat Woodwind …

Published: 6 Feb 2024. Updated: 22 days.

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The German Jazz Prize - the Deutscher - returns this spring with an award ceremony to take place in Cologne on 18 April. Nominees for the categories available so far are:

Vocals:

Anette von Eichel, Céline Rudolph, Simin Tander, Kat

Woodwind instruments:

Camila Nebbia, Angelika Niescier, Frank Gratkowski, Bendik Giske

Brass instruments:

Axel Dörner, Janning Trumann, Percy Pursglove, Matthias Müller

Piano/keyboard instruments:

Moses Yoofee, Shuteen Erdenebaatar, Omer Klein, Alexander von Schlippenbach

String instruments:

Petter Eldh, Athina Kontou, Nick Dunston, Lisa Hoppe

Drums/Percussion:

Mareike Wiening, Max Andrzejewski, Taiko Saito, Moritz Baumgärtner

Ensemble of the year:

Open the Box Trio, Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartet, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, LIUN + The Science Fiction Band

Ensemble of the Year International:

David Murray Quartet, Chris Potter Circuits, Steve Lehmann & Orchester National de Jazz, Irreversible Entanglements

Album of the Year:

Awake – Mirna Bogdanović / Witchy Activities And The Maple Death – Monika Roscher Bigband / Re|construct – Phillip Dornbuschs Projektor / We'll Rise – Anke Helfrich

Debut Album of the Year:

Opening – Jakob Bänsch / Elewha – Ingen Navn Trio / Faking An Imperfect Utopia – Lisa Hoppe's YSOP / Where Are We Now? – Atrin Madani

Radio production of the year:

Songs for Phoenix – NDR Big Band feat. Wu Wei / FACE TO FACE - Nikki Iles with the NDR Bigband / "Down into the Maelström" by Edgar Allan Poe – Martin Auer Quintett, Christian Brückner, HR2 Kultur / A KIND OF … CHORAL MUSIC – MDR Rundfunkchor and Jazztage Leipzig

Album of the Year International:

KARPEH – Cautious Clay / Refract – Jason Moran, BlankFor.ms, Marcus Gilmore / The Living Collection – Lesley Mok / The Omnichord Real Book – Meshell Ndegeocello

Debut album of the year internationally:

Frukstract – Michał Aftyka Quintet / Sovereign Bodies, Ritual Taxonomy – Adjunct Ensemble / Phantom Islands – Mat Muntz / The Living Collection – Lesley Mok

Festival of the year:

36th International Jazz Festival Viersen / Magnet Festival / NUEJAZZ Festival / Sparks & Visions – International Jazz Festival Theater Regensburg

Live Act of the Year:

Daniel Erdmann & Aki Takase / Moses Yoofee Trio / Omer Klein Trio / Angelika Niescier

Live Act of the Year International:

Cécile McLorin Salvant / Tyshawn Sorey / Samara Joy / Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Composition/Arrangement of the Year:

8 Princesses – Monika Roscher / Women To Sky – Kira Linn / Protecting A Picture That's Fading – Fabian Dudek / Collisione Mondiale – Hans Lüdemann

Journalistic achievement:

ARD Jazz Night from Jazzfest Berlin – ARD Jazz Editorial Offices / Ibrahim Maalouf - The Quarter Tone Entertainer – Jan Paersch / #Challenge1923 – Ulrich Habersetzer / Jazz Fever – Reinhard Kungel

Shuteen Erdenebaatar, pictured, nominated both in the piano/keyboards and ensemble of the year categories