Martin Ehlers Trio feat. Ingolf Burkhardt @ Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg

Posted: August 30, 2011 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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Piano & Trumpet | Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

„Filled with light, with open minds and open hearts all over” Martin Ehlers played of the nature and the people in Sweden on his second album. The fact that music is always something absolutely sensual for the composer and pianist, one can feel even in the very first notes of his latest album “Feel The Light”, on which he only presents his own compositions. After his debut CD, “Strange Blue Light Bay,” he hit the bull’s eye with “Swedish Moments”. Ehlers took his inspiration for this from Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, but also John Surman, Erik Satie or George Winston, focusing entirely on “Space, light and emotion”. And this is the style he continues with “Feel The Light”.

The music of Martin Ehlers and his trio is not abstractly calculated art, because each of his own compositions arises from a deep feeling. Bassist Thomas Biller, drummer Derek Scherzer and also Ingolf Burkhardt, who joins the band as a guest playing the flugelhorn and the trumpet, are doing their parts: The brilliant musicians understand each other, breathe the same note, creating a fascinating atmosphere of sound that immediately gets under the audience’s skin. It’s not about sentimentality, but about a feeling of being alive in all its shades, that is transformed into sound. They turn their inside out, they become the music itself and one can feel it clearly – “Light After Darkness”. End of 2011 appears his fourth solo album “Fatum”.

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