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   Pär Lammers Trio: All die bunten Schafe: Presscuts

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Release Date: 23.02.2007
EAN/UPC: 705304450024
TT Catalogue No: 4500

  • “An unconventional title which meets justifiably high expectations: pianist Pär Lammers knows his instrument and on this CD his trio break open a colourful mix of urban jazz and florid stories. Simple melodies are paired with atmospheric dynamics, and Lammers follows the lead of some of his contemporaries by re-interpreting pop anthems, in this case Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy The Silence’. In short: Lammer’s performance brims with virtuosity, energy and melody without ever collapsing into mannered self-indulgence, revealing an entirely individual playing style. Neither flawless jazz-man, nor pop song-writer, Lammers nevertheless operates at the core of what jazz really means – joy at the unconventional paired with improvisation, delicate tonality; sometimes slightly skewed, sometimes casual and effortless. In all this, Lammers never looses the origins of the songs. He is a pianist of the MTV generation whose burgeoning career seems set to shape the development of jazz piano by refusing to bow to piano trio musical tradition, and instead continuously probing the boundaries of classic jazz playing. This approach can already be seen in the pianist’s past guises as jobbing rock musician and hip-hop producer. After this debut, you’d do well to keep an eye on Pär Lammers and his trio featuring Marcel Krömker on bass and Benni Wellenbeck on drums.”
    Jazzzeitung 4/2007, Thomas Krebs

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