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Carsten Daerr Trio (Germany)

File under: Jazz / Piano Trio

Carsten Daerr: piano Oliver Potratz: doublebass Eric Schafer: drums

" ... Berlin pianist Carsten Daerr's Trio transfixed the twentysomething audience with the energy of an indie rock band. Capable of creating the elegant and the profound, they settled for the latter. Showing new ways of thinking and feeling about things is the defining task of a true artist, and Daerr did it - whatever you wanted to call his music."
Stuart Nicholson, Guardian Unlimited, April 30, 2007

"2005’s most exciting record of a piano-trio with 16 subtile, temerarious miniatures fraught with spirit of adventure comes from Berlin.
The way Carsten Daerr, with Oliver Poratz on bass and a brilliant sound-explorer called Eric Schaefer on drums free new classical music from everything top-heavy and at the same time free jazz from patterns that were straining it for centuries, is something Bill Evans would never have dreamed of.
Rolling Stone, Klaus von Seckendporff, 1/2006

“For years the Carsten Daerr Trio has won favour as one of Germany’s most fascinating piano trios: their third CD changes nothing. Featuring occasional saxophone accompaniment by Uwe Steinmetz, ‘Insomniac Wonderworld’ charts a journey through regions generally unexplored by a piano trio, with song titles such as ‘Manila’ and ‘Singapur’ hinting that the band’s experiences touring South East Asia lie in the mix. But to write this off as standard ethno-world jazz would be wrong – in the hands of Daerr and his colleagues, bassist Oliver Potratz and drummer Eric Schaefer, all sources of inspiration are subtly woven into finely nuanced layers: ‘Kuala Lumpur’ ascends to groove-laden pastures without relinquishing lingering echoes of the avant-garde, while ‘Jakarta’s’ strange effects smooth the descent into a heady mix of hypnotic rhythms and mysterious, melodic melancholy consumed in a grand, organ-driven maelstrom. The product of undeniable technical ability and intensive studio graft, repeated listening reveals an album from the Carsten Daerr Trio that just keeps on growing.”
Jazz thing 71, Rolf Thomas

Info: Carsten Daerr Trio
Homepage: www.carstendaerr.de
MySpace: myspace.com/carstendaerr


CD 4492-2
release 2003

Bantha Food
CD 4506-2
release 2005


Insomniac Wonderworld
CD 4508-2
release 2007

Wide Angle
CD 4537-2
release 2010