Personal Seasons Edgar Knecht
- 2Schnitter Tod06:01
- 3Italian Summer08:02
- 4The Ship06:45
- 6Spring Fever06:49
- 8Bunte Wälder04:17
Info for Personal Seasons
Personal Seasons never fails to deliver on what fans have come to expect from pianist Edgar Knecht and his band: Sensual grooves, magical, melodic soloing and a unique fusion of jazz, classical music and German folk songs.
At the same time, it is easily Knecht’s most ambitious album yet, encompassing two complete seasonal cycles. To realise his vision, he boldly decided to expand the group into a quartet. Trumpet player Frederik Köster turned out to be the ideal choice. After just one day spent discussing their approach, their next meeting already took place at the idyllic Fattoria Musica near Osnabrück for the recording session.
Knecht may have had to leave his comfort zone, but it was worth it: Personal Seasons is a veritable turning point for one of Europe’s most creative jazz musicians.
Edgar Knecht, piano
Frederik Köster, trumpet
Rolf Denecke, bass
Tobias Schulte, drums
Edgar Knecht - Piano
The pianist and composer Edgar Knecht has been performing his own compositions for the piano since the age of 14. Among award-winning solo programs he has written numerous pieces for theatre, film and television. With his valsanova project, Knecht travels and performs around the world.
Rolf Denecke - Bass
Bassist Rolf Denecke plays at the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen and at the Staatstheater Kassel. He has worked on different projects with Barbara Thompson, Jasper van't Hof, Hamid Baroudi and Detlef Landeck, among others.
Stephan Emig - Drums
Drummer Stephan Emig studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy. His work has won several awards, such as the 'Kasseler Kunstpreis' and the 'Deutscher Rock- und Pop-Preis', and he has played in worldwide guest performances with Hamid Baroudi and 'trioscence', among others.
Tobias Schulte - Drums
The drummer Tobias Schulte studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy also. He is profiled as an accomplished musician in many bands of different styles, with which he was able to celebrate international successes.
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