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Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer & Michael Wollny - Out of Land (Live) (2017)

Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer & Michael Wollny - Out of Land (Live)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 47:39 min | 254 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

For once, here’s a band for which the word 'supergroup' is completely apposite. Swiss vocalist Andreas Schaerer, German pianist Michael Wollny, French accordionist Vincent Peirani and his saxophonist compatriot Emile Parisien are four of the brightest and most charismatic stars in European jazz, and they have now formed themselves into a quartet. Between them, they have so far garnered no fewer than twelve German ECHO Jazz awards, as well as just about every distinction of importance in their own countries.
Michael Wollny Trio - Weltentraum: Live Philharmonie Berlin (2014)

Michael Wollny Trio - Weltentraum: Live Philharmonie Berlin (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:57 min | 127 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

For Michael Wollny, his trio album 'Weltentraum' and it s tour have been the highlights of his unparalleled career to date. The album not only garnered more acknowledgement from the national and international critics, including a cover story in Jazzwise and four stars in the legendary US magazine Downbeat, it was also the commercial breakthrough, achieving the Top 50 of the pop charts in Germany! ACT made a live recording in the special atmosphere of the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie. It proved to be a good idea, because in this concert the moptop on the piano, together with his congenial partners Tim Lefebvre on bass and Eric Schaefer on drums, got the house jumping. 'Weltentraum - Live' is the living proof.
Vincent Peirani with Michael Wollny & Michel Benita - Thrill Box (2013)

Vincent Peirani with Michael Wollny & Michel Benita - Thrill Box (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:59 min | 118 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Accordion | Label: ACT Music

Thrill Box is Vincent Peirani's debut release on the ACT Music label. Its title refers to Peirani's instrument of choice, the accordion. For many, the accordion springs most readily to mind as an East European folk instrument, for others it evokes images of Morris dancers on warm English spring evenings (although that's more usually the concertina) or summers at a French pavement cafe, for others still it's part of the musical culture of South America. On this mixture of original tunes, jazz classics and American traditional songs it's all of those things—as well as a front-line jazz instrument.

Michael Wollny - Wasted & Wanted (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 26, 2012
Michael Wollny - Wasted & Wanted (2012)

Michael Wollny - Wasted & Wanted (2012)
MP3 278 kbps VBR | 47:18 min | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Whatever you do, question everything around you and don t simply follow authorities. While this attitude might be associated by some with punk music, it was also adopted by jazz visionaries like Miles Davis and Albert Mangelsdorff. Reinventing yourself, discovering something new, making a clean sweep, being a bit of a rebel and always being driven by creativity this outlook also applies to Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse and Eric Schaefer. Michael Wollny once said that they wanted to have some punk in their jazz. Breaking boundaries is the philosophy of the trio and certainly holds true on Wasted & Wanted .
Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny, Joachim Kühn - If (Blue) Then (Blue) (2010)

Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny, Joachim Kühn - If (Blue) Then (Blue) (2010)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 250 Mb
Label ~ ACT

Saxophone-piano duets have a long, illustrious history and the model of the genre – Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock no less – has recently been enriched by impressive works from fellow Americans Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer as well as Brits Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack.

This offering is a worthy addition to the canon and proof positive of the currently healthy state of German jazz. Tenor saxophonist Sauer has been a highly respected figure on the Deutscher scene since the 50s while his two pianist partners, Michael Wollny and Joachim Kühn, represent the generations that have followed, the former making his presence felt in the last decade while the latter has been active since the 60s and made a notable entry in the sax-piano almanac by way of a whirlwind live set with Ornette Coleman in 1997. ~ BBC Music
Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] Live (2010)

Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] Live (2010)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 270 Mb
Label ~ ACT

[em] Live , recorded at Jazz Baltica Salzau 2010, is definitive evidence of the biggest success story in German jazz in recent years. With their debut release in 2004, and with two more studio albums since, the trio [em] have been showered with awards in several countries. So what exactly is the secret of this trio? On the one hand, it is of course the exceptional individual skills of its members: that unique combination of excellent technique, inexhaustible creativity and instinctive interaction as is embodied by Michael Wollny and which is proven, besides [em], by other duet recordings with Heinz Sauer, Joachim Kühn and Tamar Halperin. On the other hand it is also the ever sonorous and rhythmically driven bass of Eva Kruse which sprawls from classical to modern music and is in demand from Sweden to Germany. And, of course, the highly precise, unrivalled versatility and extremely percussive drumming of Eric Schaefer. ~ Amazon
Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] Live (2010)

Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Eric Schaefer - [em] Live (2010)
FLAC (EAC rip) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | separate tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans
Sizes: ~285 MB (FLAC) & ~108 MB (mp3) incl. recovery record (3%)
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, piano trio | Label: ACT (ACT 9668-2) | Year: 2010

… arguably the finest jazz album of the last quarter of a century. (Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise UK)
Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny, Joachim Kühn - IF (BLUE) THEN (BLUE)

Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny, Joachim Kühn - IF (BLUE) THEN (BLUE)
FLAC (EAC-rip) | separate tracks | No log, No CUE | front cover scan | ~270 MB (2 files)Genre: Jazz, modern creative | Label: ACT (ACT 9493-2) | Year: 2009

Blue delights: IF (BLUE) THEN (BLUE) - for the first time, Heinz Sauer has recorded with Joachim Kühn. Together with Michael Wollny, they have created an exciting homage to Kind Of Blue.

Michael Wollny - Michael Wollny's Wunderkammer (2009)  Music

Posted by Juma at Nov. 2, 2009
Michael Wollny - Michael Wollny's Wunderkammer (2009)

Michael Wollny, Tamar Halperin - Michael Wollny's Wunderkammer
EAC rip > FLAC | separate tracks | No Log, No CUE | cover scans | ~265 MB (2 files)
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT (ACT 9487-2) | Release date: 25 September 2009

Michael Wollny is a musical adventurer, someone who always seeks out new sounds and sends his audience on exciting journeys of sonic discovery. Consequently, the critical response to his music has been appropriately enthusiastic. In 2009 he won both the jury and the audience prizes of the prestigious inaugural BMW Jazz Award in Munich, with his trio [em]. The industry’s critics have also been raving about his music for years, whether solo or performing with other musicians. The French publication Jazz Magazine described Wollny as, “the spearhead of a new generation of European jazz musicians”; Fono Forum described his “magical sounds”, and Jazzthing magazine wrote: “Piano music which has probably never been heard before in this form.” It is as if the critics all already knew Wollny’s lastest CD, Wunderkammer. Together with harpsichordist Tamar Halperin, and producer Guy Sternberg, Wollny again searches for that which hasn’t been heard before. This CD is a sound trip into the wonderful worlds which are created when all the historic and modern keyboard instruments of an entire museum are combined.
Source: actmusic.com

Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny - Certain Beauty (2006)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at April 10, 2009
Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny - Certain Beauty  (2006)

Heinz Sauer, Michael Wollny - Certain Beauty
Jazz | 2006 | MP3 320Kbps¬119 MB | Time 49:29 | Covers

On "Certain Beauty", their second album for ACT, saxophonist Heinz Sauer and pianist Michael Wollny show how perseverance can lead to music of exquisite splendour.