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Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant

Read "The Invariant" reviewed by David Rocheleau-Houle


The Invariant is the third album from the Benedikt Jahnel Trio and its second album on ECM Records. The Invariant follows Modular Concepts, released in 2008 on Material Records, and Equilibrium, released in 2012 on ECM. The trio remains intact with German pianist Benedikt Jahnel, Spanish double bassist Antonio Miguel, and Canadian drummer Owen Howard. Two features of the The Invariant are striking and shape the entire album. The first is the quality of the musical conservation the ...

Album Review

Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant

Read "The Invariant" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli


Il jazz di scuola europea si caratterizza per una maggior vicinanza alla musica classica e per certe atmosfere placide e riflessive, dove la melodia sembra attaccarsi alla pelle dell'ascoltatore come vento del deserto, e aprire una finestra sull'indagine della propria interiorità. Non fa eccezione The Invariant, ultima fatica del pianista tedesco Benedikt Jahnel, autore degli otto brani eseguiti in trio con il contrabbassista Antonio Miguel e il batterista Owen Howard; l'apparente scarnità della formazione è invece il punto di partenza ...

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Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant

Read "The Invariant" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Sometimes there's no substitute for experience, as demonstrated by this trio as it celebrates its tenth anniversary as a working unit. Last heard on Equilibrium (ECM, 2012), it's an international group that met through a series of lucky coincidences: Berlin-based pianist/composer Benedikt Jahnel is joined by Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel and Canadian drummer Owen Howard. Jahnel has also appeared on ECM as a member of Cyminology, a jazz group with culturally and ethnically diverse influences which primarily performs with Persian ...

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Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant

Read "The Invariant" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Invariant, as in a “constant," is a fitting title for Benedikt Jahnel Trio who have recorded as a unit since their debut Modular Concepts (Material label, 2008) and later moving on to the ECM label with Equilibrium (2012). Jahnel, a musician and mathematician in Berlin, has a deep appreciation for complex similarities between the two disciplines and he reveals an ability to peel away the superficial elements to tinker with the inner workings of the music.Canadian native--now ...

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Benedikt Jahnel Trio: Equilibrium

Read "Equilibrium" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Un tedesco, uno spagnolo e un canadese compongono questo bel trio, che si muove su terreni magari già ampiamente sondati, ma lo fa con estremo buon gusto e assoluta padronanza della materia. La rotta di navigazione è in effetti quella classica (da una trentina d'anni in qua, almeno), un procedere - ed espandersi, e lievitare - che non disdegna una cantabilità larga, rotonda, rispettosa del concetto di song nella sua più ampia accezione (non necessariamente solo jazzistica, quindi, a partire ...

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Benedikt Jahnel: Equilibrium

Read "Equilibrium" reviewed by John Kelman


He may be better known internationally to ECM fans for his participation in the pan-cultural Cyminology, but German pianist Benedikt Jahnel has been devoting just as much attention to his multinational trio featuring Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel and American drummer Owen Howard. Releasing the trio's debut in 2008 on Viennese guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel's Material Records imprint, Jahnel's work with Max.Bab has rendered superficial comparisons to Esbjörn Svensson, but if the world is looking for someone to pick up the mantle ...

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Cyminology: Saburi

Read "Saburi" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Suoni di casa ECM in questo nuovo lavoro del gruppo Cyminology. Quelli chiari, sicuri, familiari che ci accompagnano da mezzo secolo. C'è una voce femminile che assomiglia a quella di Norma Winstone di un famoso trio di tanti, tanti anni fa inciso sotto lo stesso tetto e l'atmosfera sembra pescare a piene mani proprio da quell'avventura. Lei però si chiama Cymin Samawatie, iraniana nata a Braunschweig anche se da molti anni berlinese acquisita, capace di lavorare ad alti livelli sulle ...


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