I’ve written about Wollny several times already (e.g. here and here), and I stand by my statement that Wollny is one of our most talented Jazz pianists of our times.
So, why has it taken me so long to write about a new album?
Michael Wollny Trio Live – Wartburg (Emile Parisien) (ACT 2018)
Well, simply because this album doesn’t move me at all, I keep trying it, and it doesn’t “stick”. No idea why.
That’s why this “review” is going to be super short, as I really can’t put my finger on it. But the playing overall feels a bit random.
Emile Parisien appears on some tracks, but nothing really improves at least to my ear.
Maybe it is just a bit to “free” for me, after all, my simple musical brain needs some melodies.
I still suggest that you check out this album to see if you like it. After all, Wollny truly is a genius.
But I just wanted to share that I’ll rather stick to one of his many other live concert recordings.
Please let me know what you think, I’d especially like to hear if you disagree with my assessment.
My rating: 3 stars
P.S. if this is the first time you’re ever seeing my blog, the above isn’t my “typical” review. I usually try to explain a bit more what I like or don’t like about this album.
One thought on “Michael Wollny Trio Live: Wartburg – Not A Review”
I don’t have much to say (or write) about your post and this recording, although I do appreciate Emile Parisien for a long time, a great improviser… How about Michael Wollny’s OSLO last studio recording?
– Surprising isn’t it?
I find it very interesting, still got to listen to it thoroughly.
I first heard the Fauré piece (an all time favorite) on the radio, that’s how I discovered “Oslo”…
Now if you have time to spend, here’a personal link….
I Prefer the “Wanderer” version : the strings are leading and to my opinion that’s how it should be in this trio 😉
All the best,