Wasted & Wanted

(limited edition with bonus 4 track CD)

1 CD - ACT Music ACT9515-2
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original title: Michael Wollny's [em] - Wasted and Wanted

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  • "Whatever you do, question everything around you and don't simply follow authorities." While this attitude might be associated by some with punk music, it was also adopted by jazz visionaries like Miles Davis and Albert Mangelsdorff. Reinventing yourself, discovering something new, making a clean sweep, being a bit of a rebel and always being driven by creativity - this outlook also applies to Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse and Eric Schaefer.

    Michael Wollny once said that they wanted to have some punk in their jazz. Breaking boundaries is the philosophy of the trio and certainly holds true on "Wasted & Wanted". European jazz tradition, indie rock, Western and contemporary art music, sound experiments and some punk attitude - this all merges effortlessly and uniquely together and makes the trio one-of-a-kind. The potential of the band was discovered early on and they took the jazz world by storm. They have been highly acclaimed ever since their debut album "Call It [em]" was released in 2005, and the German newspaper DIE ZEIT even called them "the world's most exciting piano trio". Their album "[em] live at Jazzbaltica" from 2010 was hailed as "the finest jazz album of the last quarter of a century" by Jazzwise's Stuart Nicholson.

    Wollny, Kruse and Schaefer take us along on a high intensity musical adventure, full of enthusiasm. It is an adventure that changes its colours like a chameleon: it's about tracing new sounds and experiencing different emotions. Energetic and ecstatic, mysterious and contemplative, melancholy and overwhelming, performed with heart and brain, powerful and wild - the album is all of this and more.
  • Michael Wollny's [em]

    Michael Wollny - piano, spinet
    Eva Kruse - bass, glockenspiel
    Eric Schaefer - drums, kulintang, melodica
  • 1 CD - 0h 47mn 15s
    upc/ean. 614427951526
    ref. ACT9515-2
    release date. 2012-03-05

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