The Way Things Fall

The Way Things Fall

Frank Delle Trio

Label: ESC Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0718750990327
Catalog number: JS 5042
Releasedate: 01-04-11
With his new trio Frank Delle went in search of the ideal counterpoint to his orchestral work in the NDR Bigband … and struck lucky! With Robert Landfermann and Jonas Burgwinkel, two young virtuoso players from Cologne, Delle celebrates a moving feast of motifs and ideas. Sometimes bass clarinet and drums can be heard elaborating miniatures, elsewhere the tenor sax lures all three instruments into a complex collective improvisation. New realms of sound and fields of energy burst forth, literally out of nowhere. The trio oscillates between free improvisation and moments of compelling catchiness, between unbridled instrumental skirmishes and deep riveting grooves, between tradition and innovation. The convergence of musical personalities without ego, absorbing the individual into the group, has always been a particular strength of jazz – as long as it aspires to do more than simply parade soloist skills. The dynamics and personal chemistry of these three musicians achieve a balance in each musical instant. The Frank Delle Trio is total, unmitigated communication.