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Album Review

Hammer Klavier Trio: Rocket In The Pocket

Read "Rocket In The Pocket" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Power piano trios willing to plug-in are not the norm in jazz, but Hamburg's Hammer Klavier Trio, thankfully, never received that message. The music that they present completely erases the dividing lines between traditional piano trios, hard hitting threesomes like The Bad Plus, and genre-blending Euro-stars like the late Esbjörn Svensson Trio. This band has all of that in their aural make-up, but they don't fit neatly into any of those categories. Rocket In The Pocket contains ...

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Live Review

Hammer Klavier Trio: New York, NY, June 10, 2011

Read "Hammer Klavier Trio: New York, NY, June 10, 2011" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Hammer Klavier TrioMiles' CafeNew York, NYJune 10, 2011 While the exchange rate between Euros and dollars fluctuates, the exchange rate between American jazz acts and European jazz acts has always favored the Stars and Stripes. Although it might be a bit of a generalization, it wouldn't be unfair to say that European audiences, by and large, tend to welcome new jazz from America with open arms, while American jazz audiences are tougher to crack ...

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Album Review

Das Hammerklavier Trio: Now I Know Who Shot J.F.K.

Read "Now I Know Who Shot J.F.K." reviewed by Matthew Miller


Pianist Boris Netsvetaev's Das Hammerklavier Trio (archaic German for Grand Piano Trio) is a throwback in name only. The fleet, youthful ensemble is deeply entrenched in jazz's 21st century incarnations, embracing genre-hopping styles, global influences and a devotion to collective freedom. The group is also aptly named in that Netsvetaev's piano occupies the foreground for the vast majority of Now I Know Who Shot J.F.K., unleashing eighth-note runs and thundering fourths over the nimble, more reserved rhythmic underpinnings of bassist ...


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