Hornung trio, Strukturen, Traumton ***

The main interest here for UK listeners anyway is the presence of Germany domiciled bassist Phil Donkin. The style pervasively is chamber-jazz meaning that there is an acoustic, if-you-like, classical sounding sensibility the language here not …

Published: 6 Oct 2022. Updated: 18 months.

The main interest here for UK listeners anyway is the presence of Germany domiciled bassist Phil Donkin. The style pervasively is chamber-jazz meaning that there is an acoustic, if-you-like, classical sounding sensibility the language here not Romantic at all more landing in a modernistic Schoenberg-esque domain. Allied with all this is the freedom of the improviser mindset that all three players so evidently possess.

Stern and serious and that solemnity is worth it - don't let these pesky but pertinent adjectives put you off at all - pianist Ludwig Hornung, who was born in Bad Dürkheim in the Rhineland Palatinate in 1986 is influenced by Ukrainian composer Nikolai Roslavets (1881-1944) and by the pianist, in-at-the-birth with Ornette Coleman of free-jazz, Paul Bley, has written the compositions. Hornung emerged with Spieler five years ago. The trio is completed by drummer Bernd Oezsevim. The album comes alive on 'Mach' and there are moments to savour throughout given multiple times the trio simply ignite and lose themselves in their own, fascinating, world of abstraction.

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Podcast - spooling to Documentaries soon from the harmonica ace Ariel Bart

In today's podcast we look ahead to Documentaries by jazz harmonica player Ariel Bart. Bart graduated from the New School in New York two years ago. She says: “I wrote these new compositions which reflect the conflict between what we represent …

Published: 6 Oct 2022. Updated: 18 months.

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In today's podcast we look ahead to Documentaries by jazz harmonica player Ariel Bart.

Bart graduated from the New School in New York two years ago. She says: “I wrote these new compositions which reflect the conflict between what we represent outside and how other people see us, and the way we really feel inside but can't find a way to speak that.''

Ariel Bart, photo: Gabriel Baharlia

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