Peter Eigenmann Trio

Insisting

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Format: CD
Label: TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
UPC: 0725095356022
Catnr: TCB 35602
Release date: 09 March 2018
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TCB The Montreux Jazz Label
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0725095356022
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TCB 35602
Release date
09 March 2018
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Insisting
– One could interpret this title as a motto from the career of Peter Eigenmann – which is now nearly four decades long. It requires perseverance, over such a pronounced timespan, to continually development one’s craft - especially in the winds of our fast-moving times. A guitarist with passion and careful sensibility presents us with a new Trio that includes Patrick Sommer on bass and Dominic Egli on drums.
This collaboration began with the founding of the Peter Eigenmann/Ken Cervenka Nonet and was, as Eigenmann describes it, “A stroke of luck”. As the well-known story goes... “You can be really happy if you find a good bass player and a good drummer – but even more so, when they make a good rhythm section. And, without a doubt, these two are great together”. In addition, they also get enough room to show off their skills as outstanding soloists.
While playing the many favourites from Peter Eigenmann’s repertoire, a silent consensus emerged within the group – the desire to interpret each tune with the utmost freedom and expression. The spectrum of music is varied, ranging from open improvisation to through-composed material. The common denominator of this project: An open ear for one another and the blending of each individual’s personal sound. Together, the three achieve a beautifully balanced musical statement.

Insisting - Man könnte diesen Titel als ein Motto der fast vier Jahrzehnte andauernden Karriere von Peter Eigenmann interpretieren. Es erfordert Beharrlichkeit, sich über eine so lange Zeitspanne hinweg kontinuierlich weiterzuentwickeln - gerade in den Turbulenzen unserer schnelllebigen Zeit. Ein Gitarrist mit Leidenschaft und Sensibilität präsentiert uns ein neues Trio mit Patrick Sommer am Bass und Dominic Egli am Schlagzeug.
Diese Zusammenarbeit begann mit der Gründung des Peter Eigenmann/Ken Cervenka Nonet und war, wie Eigenmann es beschreibt, "ein Glücksfall". Man kann sich wirklich glücklich schätzen, wenn man einen guten Bassisten und einen guten Schlagzeuger findet - aber erst Recht, wenn sie eine gute Rhythmusgruppe bilden. Und zweifelsohne sind diese beiden großartig zusammen". Darüber hinaus haben sie auch genügend Freiraum, um ihr Können als herausragende Solisten unter Beweis zu stellen.
Während sie die vielen Favoriten aus dem Repertoire von Peter Eigenmann spielte, entstand innerhalb der Gruppe ein stiller Konsens - der Wunsch, jede Melodie mit größtmöglicher Freiheit und Ausdruckskraft zu interpretieren. Das Spektrum der Musik ist vielfältig und reicht von offener Improvisation bis hin zu durchkomponiertem Material. Der gemeinsame Nenner dieses Projekts: ein offenes Ohr füreinander und die Verschmelzung des persönlichen Klangs jedes Einzelnen. Gemeinsam erreichen die drei ein wunderbar ausgewogenes musikalisches Statement.

Artist(s)

A native of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Peter Eigenmann was born in December of 1952. He began playing guitar at the age of 14.

Predominantly self taught, he played in local Pop an Rock groups and gradually got increasingly more fascinated with Jazz. He performed with many different swiss musicians and a variety of different ensembles, toured Norway in 1979 and then had the opportunity to work with trumpet player Ken Cervenka from Boston, USA.

In 1980 he continued his studies in the US with the likes of Mick Goodrick, Mark Soskin, Bela Lakatos. In addition, while there he had the opportunity to play in New York with musicians like Don Friedman (piano) and Sam Jones (bass). Also actively involved with Jazz Education, he has taught guitar and performance at the St. Gallen Jazz-School in Switzerland since 1982. In 1985 he formed the Peter Eigenmann Bigband and began to concentrate on this arranging talents as well. The Big Band has recorded twoCD's (1989 and 1996).

For 9 years he was involved with a quintet featuring american trumpetist Benny Bailey, with Peter Frei or Jesper Lundgaard (bass), Peter Schmidlin (drums) and Carlo Schöb (sax). This work was documented on two CD's: "Benny Bailey Quintet - Peruvian nights" (1989) and "Benny Bailey Quintet - No Refill" (1994). In addition he has worked with the following musicians: Klaus Weiss, Tony Lakatos, Woody Shaw, Reggie Johnson, Thomas Ovesen, Alan Praskin, Andy Scherrer, Billy Brooks, Isla Eckinger, Fritz Pauer and others.

Since 1992 he's been leading his own quintet with US trumpet player Tom Kirkpatrick, and played, together with swiss bass player Hämi Hämmerli, in a trio led by the american trombonist Ed Neumeister. The trio recorded their first CD in 1996 for TBC-Records, entitled ED NEUMEISTER feat. Peter Eigenmann and Hämi Hämmerli: "The Mohican And the Great Spirit". A new recording entitled "Something Special" with his own trio was released in spring 2000, featuring Isla Eckinger on bass and Peter Schmidlin on drums.

A new recording with his nonet, feat. Ken Cervenka (tp/flh), plays the music of Trudi Strebi and Carlo Schöb will be released in June 2013.

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