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Jahnel, Benedikt Trio / Invariant, The
Album:Invariant, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jahnel, Benedikt Trio Added:04/2017
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

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Add Date:2017-04-27 Pull Date:2017-06-29 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2017-04-06 
BENEDIKT JAHNEL TRIO: The Invariant
ECM, 2017

MODERN JAZZ – This international trio hails from Germany, Spain, and Canada. Their lively interplay contrasts high, twisting piano runs with deep, thick bass tones and fluid drumming. They seem to click most when Jahnel’s slippery piano lets loose, orbiting the others in swooping arcs. The slower ballads didn’t grab me the same way.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 5, 7

1. 5:51 – mid/uptempo: rolling piano intro, then glides through obstacle course
2. 5:14 – midtempo stroll: light piano skates over thick bass
3. 9:32 – elegant piano intro; trio cycles through surges & falls, serious ending
4. 3:50 – heavy tone, pensive feel with simple melody, gradually fades away
5. 6:46 – uptempo drum & bass support bright piano patterns & riffs
6. 5:41 – calm ballad, deep bass, moves at a slow, deliberate pace
7. 3:59 – slow and cerebral: trio abstraction anchored by simple chords
8. 4:50 – ballad: dances with a slow formality, lightens a bit in second half

[ Fo ] - 6 April 2017

Track Listing
1.Further Consequences 5.Part Of The Game
2.The Circuit 6.For The Encore
3.Mirrors 7.Interpolation One
4.Mono Lake 8.En Passant