Thursday, March 23, 2017

Till Martin Trio - Knit for Elly (UNIT RECORDS 2017)

Space, calmness and transparency – that is the point of departure of Munich-based saxophonist Till Martin’s trio without drums. Martin, Elsässer and Sieverts unfold their music between the two poles of beautiful chamber music and complex intensity in a grounded and remarkably versatile way. At the same time their music represents a play with references to the swinging roots of jazz. Therefore Martin’s pieces are dedicated to groundbreaking musicians and composers like Duke Ellington, Bill Evans or Jimmy Giuffre. Moreover they winkingly pay tribute to many a milestone of jazz history.

1 Bill´s
2 Jg Blues
3 Three Threads
4 Yellow & Blue
5 Trio for Five
6 Knit for Elly
7 Things
8 Sketches
9 Darjeeling
10 Tiny Swing 

Till Martin - tenor saxophone
Christian Elsässer - piano
Henning Sieverts - bass