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Equilibrium

Benedikt Jahnel Trio

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"Subtle grooves figure extensively, from the dense, guitar-like bass strummings that open the set, to the faintly sinister tapping of damped, low end piano notes that build to a percussion-powered finale ... full of eloquent, poppy melodies ..."
- The Guardian

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1
Gently Understood
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
5:02
2
Sacred Silence
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
7:12
3
Moorland & Hill Land
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
13:52
4
Wrangel
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
9:01
5
Augmented
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
4:41
6
Hidden Beauty
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
4:19
7
Equilibrium
Benedikt Jahnel Trio
9:39
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    53:46
"... it's all about embedding the piano trio tradition into a new context where things aren't always as they seem ... Jahnel has carved his own evocative space on a label that may seem loaded down with piano trios, but for whom, in the case of Jahnel, there's clearly room for one more."
- All About Jazz

Equilibrium is the ECM debut for this German/American/Spanish trio, which through frequent touring has grown into a remarkably tight and stylistically unique unit. Fuelled by the tension created through the contrasting styles of pianist and bandleader Benedikt Jahnel and drummer Owen Howard, with double bass player Antonio Miguel often the musical mediator, the group’s sound draws subtly from classical influences as well as contemporary concepts of groove. Jahnel, also known as a member of Cyminology, wrote all seven tracks on Equilibrium, striking a unique and delicate balance between composed parts and improvisation or group improvisation.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded July 2011 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano
Engineer: Stefano Amerio
Cover photo: Geno Lechner
Liner photos: Uli Zrenner-Wolkenstein
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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