Michael Wollny

Ghosts - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9956-2
  • Barcode: 614427995629
  • German Release: 30/09/2022
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Jazz

"As an improviser, you often find that it‘s not the compositions themselves you‘re playing, but your own memories of them. And as these memories come back to you in the moment, they assert their continuing existence in the here and now," says Michael Wollny. In other words, songs are like ghosts. Wollny‘s new album "Ghosts" is a gathering of some of the ghosts that regularly haunt him. Typically for Wollny, they range from classics like Franz Schubert's "Erlkönig" to jazz standards, film music, songs with a certain fragility by Nick Cave, say, or the band Timber Timbre, and also include his own darkly evocative original compositions.

 
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“All the songs are living ghosts and long for a living voice“ Brendan Kennelly"As an improviser, you often find that it‘s not the compositions themselves you‘re playing, but your own memories of them. And as these memories come back to you in the moment, they assert their continuing existence in the here and now," says pianist/composer Michael Wollny. In other words, songs are like ghosts. Wollny‘s new album "Ghosts" is a gathering of some of the ghosts that regularly haunt him. Typically for Wollny, they range from classics like Franz Schubert's "Erlkönig" to jazz standards, film music, songs with a certain fragility by Nick Cave, say, or the band Timber Timbre, and also include his own darkly evocative original compositions. In addition to Michael Wollny‘s leanings towards scary fantasy, the idea of...

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Michael Wollny / piano
Tim Lefebvre / bass
Eric Schaefer / drums


Recording Information

Recorded by Guy Sternberg at Clouds Hill Studio Hamburg, June 17 & 18, 2022
Assistant: Sebastian Muxfeldt
Mixed and sound design by Guy Sternberg
Additional sound processing & synths by Tim Lefebvre
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren

Produced by Michael Wollny
Co-producers: Guy Sternberg and Andreas Brandis

Cover art by Shoshu: Sound and Light (Works 1)