Michael Wollny

Nachtfahrten

Format: CD
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427959225
Catnr: ACT 95922
Release date: 30 October 2015
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427959225
Catalogue number
ACT 95922
Release date
30 October 2015

""Michael Wollny is a atmosphere pianist and he has in his two guide musicians who feel him perfectly. Eric Schaefer is a master on deep drum, with which he makes an impression by every hit, just like Wollny never piano virtuoso, but almost mindfully he chose his notes.""

Piano wereld, 01-1-2016
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About the album

This release owes its original inspiration to a book published in 2013 entitled “Nachtmeerfahrten” (Sea Journeys by Night), which takes the reader over to the dark side of romanticism, to a world of fantasy, of eerie shadows, and things that go bump in the night.

Producer Siggi Loch edited the “Meer”/ sea part out of the title, which therefore became “Nachtfahrten” (Night Journeys), which suits this pianist, who is a creature of the nocturnal realm. He feels very much at home in a world of grey cats and blurred outlines, where the contrasting emotions of the moment can leave all rational expectations behind; this is a backdrop which is alive with possibility, but also with trepidation. Michael Wollny, who was described by FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG as a “complete piano master“ and by DIE WELT as „the most exciting German jazz pianis...

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Michael Wollny, born in 1978 in Schweinfurt, internationally successful jazz pianist, music inventor, unconventional thinker, popular figure. Nobody plays piano like him. His trademark: the unpredictable, the quest for the never-before-heard, the courage to devote himself to the moment, to make the unforeseen sound self-evident.

His desire to keep reinventing himself, both in terms of sound and composition; that is what makes him a “consummate piano maestro” (FAZ) and “the biggest (jazz) musician personality that Germany has produced since Albert Mangelsdorff” (Hamburger Abendblatt).

"The consummate piano maestro: One can justifiably name Wollny alongside phenomena like Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Stefano Bollani and Paul Bley. He has everything you can demand of a perfect jazz pianist: masterly technique, exuberant imagination, discipline and a talent for creative chaos, sensitivity and aestheticism."
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

"The only German jazzer with international star appeal." SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Michael Wollny / piano
Christian Weber / bass
Eric Schaefer / drums

"The biggest (jazz) musician personality that Germany has produced since Albert Mangelsdorff." HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT

"This is what the future of German jazz sounds like." DAS ERSTE, TTT

"The most exciting contemporary German jazz pianist." DIE WELT

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"Michael Wollny is a atmosphere pianist and he has in his two guide musicians who feel him perfectly. Eric Schaefer is a master on deep drum, with which he makes an impression by every hit, just like Wollny never piano virtuoso, but almost mindfully he chose his notes."
Piano wereld, 01-1-2016

List of the year Mischa Andriessen number 2!
Trouw, 29-12-2015

Europe Jazz Media Chart 2015 Europe Jazz Media Chart provides a overview of the favorite albums off a line-up of Europian critics and is being together by the Europe Jazz Network.
Jazzflits, 21-12-2015

''The titlesong ''Nachtfahrten'' is the closing song of the album, with muffled sounds on the bass drums and picturesque piano playing this song also gets it oppressive tone and makes it one of the best song on the album.''
Rootstime, 04-12-2015

***** ''Wollny dares to be on the edge of clichés. The trio is just on time with chancing it's ways. This is loaded music that dares to be vulnerable, letting every emotion in without getting sentimental. Superbe.''
Trouw, 27-11-2015

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