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Benedikt Jahnel

Benedikt Jahnel (28.05.1980) (piano/composition) Benedikt grew up in Geretsried near Munich Germany. 2000: Move to Berlin Germany. 2005: Diploma at the University for the Arts in Berlin. 2005: Move to New York USA. 2007: Masters of Art degree at City College New York 2007: Move back to Berlin Some Teachers: John Taylor, Richie Beirach, John Patitucci, Garry Dial, Rob Madna, Kenny Werner, Samir Chatterjee, Jean-Michel Pilc, David DelTredici, David Friedman, Peter Weniger, Hubert Nuss ... Awards: 2000 “International Jazz-Competition Usti Nad Laben” (CZ): 1. Preis, Beste Band 2001 “Internationaler Jazzpreis Biberach”: 1

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Bobo Stenson: Contra la indecision

Read "Contra la indecision" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson could be considered an anomaly amongst the ECM roster of piano players. His work over the past decades has been more controlled and, not to be taken as an insult or affront to Stenson's earthy lyricism, less challenging than the works of past and current label-mates such as Paul Bley, Marilyn Crispell, ...

The Invariant

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Further Consequences; The Circuit; Mirrors; Mono Lake; Part Of The Game; For The Encore; Interpolation One; En passant.

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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.

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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 ...

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Leandro Cabral: Alfa

Read "Alfa" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Fans of ECM's trio recordings of the past decade: take note. Alfa is a worthy contender for your collection. Brazilian pianist and composer Leandro Cabral's second leader date is as multilayered and expansive as anything put out by Benedikt Jahnel, Colin Vallon, or Marcin Wasilewski, and has been captured at the peak of fidelity by engineer ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Cyminology: Phoenix

Read "Phoenix" reviewed by Vic Albani

Lo scrivevamo qualche anno fa da queste stesse colonne: lei si chiama Cymin Samawatie, iraniana nata a Braunschweig anche se da molti anni berlinese acquisita, capace di lavorare ad alti livelli sulle metriche della poesia classica di Rumi o Hafez. Accanto ad un trio formato dal pianista Benedikt Jahnel, dal bassista Ralf Schwarz e dal batterista ...

Equilibrium

Label: JazzMa Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. Gently Understood; 02. Sacred Silence; 03. Moorland & Hill Land; 04. Wrangel; 05. Augmented; 06. Hidden Beauty; 07. Equilibrium.


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