Release Name: Florian_Hoefner_Trio-First_Spring-(ACD83092)-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND
Artist: Florian Hoefner Trio
Album: First Spring
Size: 332.17 MB
You are never really allowed to leave the music of Florian Hoefner once you have listened to it. The pianist has a knack of taking possession of your sensibilities, making the notes of melodies leap off the page and into you.
The music of ”First Spring” is no different. Setting out to capture the splendor of music swirling around in his mind, the pianist has succeeded in relocating the ethos of traditional songs and the high and lonesome sound off bluegrass to the landscape of jazz. In the collision of these musical realms, something truly remarkable and miraculous emerges that gives new meaning to the definition of ”beauty” and becomes central to Hoefner’s aesthetic credo. He demonstrates that the heart of tradition lies in innovation. If Hoefner remains in the tradition, he also soars – and in doing so – also sets the music on this 2019 album exuberantly free.
The music and style of ”First Spring” is a marked departure from earlier releases. ”First of all,” says Hoefner, ”I wanted to create something different from the music on my quartet albums. As much as I love the sound of the quartet and hope to return to that medium soon, I was looking for something fresh and a new challenge. In recent years, I have been listening more and more to records by folk and country artists like Sam Amidon, Levon Helm and Chris Thile. I explored what made this music so compelling and how I could transfer it to the setting of a jazz piano trio without losing its original vibe. A common denominator in a lot of this music is the sound of the fiddle. It occurred to me that with the double bass I have a string instrument in the trio that I can use for exactly this purpose. So I started arranging some of my favorite songs for piano, bass and drums, often using the bowed bass as an additional melody instrument.” The often swinging and sometimes sedate pulsating heartbeat for this music is provided here by drummer Nick Fraser and bassist Andrew Downing.
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Hound’s Tune – 3:53 (801 kbps , 22.24 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Calvary – 7:12 (809 kbps , 41.6 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – First Spring – 6:42 (768 kbps , 36.82 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – The Maid On The Shore – 7:10 (854 kbps , 43.84 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Winter In June – 8:17 (790 kbps , 46.86 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Loosin Yelav – 6:31 (668 kbps , 31.13 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Short Life – 6:26 (739 kbps , 33.95 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Solstice – 7:41 (818 kbps , 44.97 MB)
- Florian Hoefner Trio – Rain And Snow – 5:57 (724 kbps , 30.76 MB)
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