Stephan Plecher Trio

Jungfernballett

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Format: CD
Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095351027
Catnr: TCB 35102
Release date: 09 September 2016
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Label
TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC
0725095351027
Catalogue number
TCB 35102
Release date
09 September 2016

"Stephan Plecher and his two partners work convincingly through the CD"

Jazz'n'More, 22-5-2017
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About the album

Stephan Plecher is regarded as one of the upcoming big talents in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This album features Belgium jazz veteran Bert Joris on the trumpet and flugelhorn. On this release, the listener gets treated to a playful and uplifting musical journey. The first track Jungfemballet sets teh tone. Jungfemballett means maiden's ballet in English and the song is fairy-like. A story begins. Bert Joris's gorgeous trumpet sound is so heart warming, the tunes goes from reflective to really exciting.

Auf ihrem Debüt 'Jungfernballett' nimmt das Stephan Plecher Trio den Hörer mit auf eine ausgelassene und erhebende musikalische Reise. Als Rhythmusgruppe des kons.wien.jazzorchestras finden sie sich zusammen, als eigenständiges Klaviertrio gehen sie ein Jahr später ihren eigenen Weg. Drei Individualisten, die musikalisch (und menschlich) unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. Und vielleicht gerade deswegen so gut zusammen passen. Experimentierfreude und gegenseitiges Vertrauen fügen die drei jungen Musiker zu einer Einheit, bei der nichts so bleibt, wie es ist, und nichts so ist, wie es scheint. Dabei sind die drei Stürmer und Dränger stets auf der Suche nach etwas Neuem, ohne jedoch die Wurzeln zu vergessen. Moderner Trio-Sound mit viel Augenmerk auf Groove und Individualität.

Mit dem ersten Track des Debüts setzt das Stephan Plecher Trio bereits den Grundton für das gesamte Album: 'Jungfernballett' ist ebenso märchenhaft wie es der Name verspricht. Eine Reise beginnt. Der warme Sound des wundervollen belgischen Trompeters Bert Joris führt den Track zum Höhepunkt.

'Auf seinem Debüt Trio Album beweist Stephan Plecher seine Vielseitgkeit als Pianist, Komponist, Arrangeur und Begleiter. Er ist bewandert in der Tradition und hat seinen Personalstil voll entwickelt: groovend und swingend, dabei aber auch einfühlsam, offen und modern - nahtlos entdecken er und seine Mitmusiker neue Territorien. Ein wundervolles Album!' - Anke Helfrich

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Stephan Plecher
Born in 1990, Stephan Plecher received classical piano lessons at the local music school in Cham (GER) since the age of five and soon started developing his passion for improvisation and Jazz music. After several workshops and lessons with a.o. Martin Schrack and Rob Bargad, he joined the Bavarian Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Harald Rüschenbaum in 2006. In the same year, he began extraordinary studies in Jazz-piano at Musikhochschule Nürnberg with Martin Schrack, which he continued until the year of 2010. From 2011 to 2015, he studied Jazz-piano at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität with Aaron Wonesch and Oliver Kent, as well as Jazz-composition and -arrangement with Andy Middleton from 2012 to 2013. Since 2015, he complements his education with a Master's studies at the Hochschule für Musik Basel with Lester Menezes.

Stephan Plecher won a first price at the Bavarian youth contest “Jugend Jazzt”, solo piano in 2004 and 2006; His band “Station 5” was awarded a price at the same contest in 2008, as well as at the international band contest “Startbahn Jazz” in Straubing (GER) in 2010. In 2012, he was chosen to represent the Conservatory of the City of Vienna at the annual meeting of the IASJ association in Graz (AUT) and became awardee at the Marianne Mendt Youth Sponsorship. The Stephan Plecher Trio, founded in 2013, was still in the same year awarded with a grant and a special jury price at the conservatory's “Fidelio” contest. In 2014, Stephan Plecher won the 4th International Jazzhaus Piano Competition in Freiburg (GER) and the main award at the “Generations Masterclasses” in Frauenfeld (CH).

Benjamin Zalud
Benjamin Zalud studied Jazz-Doublebass at the „Konservatorium der Stadt Wien Privatuniversität“ in the class of Prof. Harald Putz. He teaches bass and drums at the „Yamaha Musicschool Vienna“. Benjamin first started playing drums at the age of 4. Two years later he added the Electric-Bass and finally the Doulbe-bass at the age of 14. Since his 9th Birthday he played in many bands and orchestras from Rock – Jazz; (like the Lower-Austria-Youth-Jazz-Orchestra) – Pop (Markus Hackl) – Rock/Crossover (Bloodshed Remains/DEEM). Benjamin also joined the military music orchestra on the drums and is conductor and part of the Musicorchestra Säusenstein. Benjamin did a lot of studio recordings with his bands playing drums, bass or guitar.

Peter Primus Frosch
He started playing drums at age 5. From 1998 until 2009 he had music lessons with Bernd Rommel and Johannes Bohun at the local music school in Heidenreichstein. From Fall 2010 until Spring 2014 he was studying Jazz drums at Konservatorium Wien City of Vienna University under the guidance of Mario Gonzi. Currently he’s doing his master studies at the Royal Conservatory The Hague with Eric Ineke.

In 2012 he participated in the "Fidelio Competition" with one of his projects "Electric Echo - In And Out Of Order". He made it to the finals and won the Audience Award. He also received a "most promising award" by "Marianne Mendt Jazznachwuchs förderung" and won the "New faces of Slovak Jazz" with Lukas Oravec Quartet. In 2013 he participated in the IASJ meeting in Aarhus/DK as a representative of the Konservatorium Wien. In 2014 he was selected as the best drummer of the Generations Jazz Festival and was selected as a member of the All Star Workshop band called Generations Unit. (Jury: Don Friedman, Lewis Nash, Seamus Blake, Adrian Mears) In 2015 he received the Herbert Schedlmayer Jazz scholarship.

Press

Stephan Plecher and his two partners work convincingly through the CD
Jazz'n'More, 22-5-2017

An extraordinary debute.
jazzmozaiek, 01-12-2016

"That is also for the Stephan Plecher Trio, the presence of the fenomenal Bert Joris makes it more special, it really is a recommendation."
Rootstime, 15-11-2016

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