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Little Stories
Stefan Michalke Trio

Little Stories

CD | Mons Records | 4260054555314 | MR 874531 | 05-12

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This classic piano trio led by Stefan Michalke has been making shapes in the world of modern jazz since 2004. While upholding the traditions of jazz, they also push the genre’s boundaries with their tremendous enthusiasm and spontaneity - this is what distinguishes the trio’s unique style.
Light-heartedly referring to themselves as the "The Stefan-et", Stefan Michalke (piano, composition), Stefan Werni (bass) and Stefan Kremer (drums) playfully span the divide between composition and improvisation. Three very relaxed, and in the best sense of the word, adult musicians, who don’t need to test their long-standing musical relationship with outbursts and egotism, but rather they confidently and nonchalantly lead each other to "musical departures".

With "Little Stories", the musician and composer Stefan Michalke has succeeded in creating a very personal work (with two of the compositions written by Stefan Kremer). The name says it all - composed of moods, inspired by people and experiences, the pieces highlight a variety of life’s situations like scenes from an anthology film. Sometimes energetic, sometimes lyrical, but always with a keen sense of melodic beauty and a penetrating groove that they reflect through different worlds of sound.
"Easter Song" represents the overwhelming joy that arrives as nature reawakes, and viewed metaphorically, the piece also signifies a fresh start in life. "45" was created on a birthday, but you can hear that for yourself! And who could "Giselle" be?

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Seit 2004 ist das klassische Klaviertrio um Stefan Michalke in Sachen Modern-Jazz unterwegs. Einerseits die Jazztradition pflegend, andererseits mit enormer Spielfreude und Spontaneität die Grenzen dieser Tradition mit leichter Hand brechend - dies zeichnet den unverwechselbaren Stil des Trios aus.
Stefan Michalke (piano, composition), Stefan Werni (bass) und Stefan Kremer (drums), die sich augenzwinkernd auch gerne mal „Das Stefan-et“ nennen, beschreiten spielerisch das riesige Terrain zwischen Komposition und Improvisation. Drei sehr entspannte, im besten Sinne des Wortes erwachsene Musiker, die die Spannung ihrer langjährigen musikalischen Beziehung nicht durch exaltierte Ausbrüche und Egoismen unter Beweis stellen müssen, sondern souverän und nonchalant einander zu „musikalischen Abzweigungen“ verführen.

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