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Symmethree / Henning Sieverts -

Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Pirouet   Catalog #: 3061  
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Henning Sieverts doesn't want to have coffee to go, but rather "Coffee To Stay", as the title of one piece states. He likes sounds that are made to linger longer - and he also likes to play them. German jazz bassist and cellist Sieverts, 2010 German "Echo" music award winner, brings with him a lot of tricky time signatures and word-plays on his newest CD for Pirouet - and makes it all dance and swing. "Symmethree" is its title, and for the third time in as many CDs Sieverts builds compositions out of diverse symmetrical forms - this time in trio. And what a trio! Trombonist Nils Wogram and seven-string guitarist Ronny Graupe, like Sieverts, are preeminent figures on the current German jazz scene. Together, they Read more make up a team that takes joy in playing with unusual material so that it bubbles and sparkles. The compositions are sophisticated, using birthdates as the basis for tonal intervals, or tossing eighth-notes into a whirl of changing meters. Yet everything sounds natural and sensuous, as if jazz has always been inspired by higher mathematics. Here the trombone growls indulgently bringing back images of the heydays of swing, there an edgy blues shouts and swirls, and in homage to the pop band "The Police", melodies drift by in a hymn-like state of sonic bliss. Music to stay with! Read less

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