Edi Köhldorfer Trio

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With his new trio, Edi Köhldorfer catapults the energy, spirit and optimism ofjazz in the 20th century into the 20s of the second millennium and at thesame time opens the doors to influences from various global musical cultures.Through Köhldorfer’s intensive engagement with classical music, the“European heritage” remains always present and at the same time iscounteracted with improvisation and ensemble interaction. As always, hisworld influences are also noticeable.Köhldorfer's masterful compositional work takes center stage, creatinggenerous space for rousing improvisations. This dynamic is supported by theinternationally renowned drummer Harald Tanschek and the bassist MartinHeinzle, who is also in demand around the world. Together with star guestGina Schwarz, Edi Köhldorfer presents an all-star lineup on “Hover” that notonly interprets his compositions virtuoso, but is also the guitarist's solosparring partner with wit and sensitivity.Melodies, odd-meter grooves and elaborate arrangements characterize thepieces in this production.Music that always remains exciting because it draws on the past but isuncompromisingly in tune with the times!

„A jazz adventure on the verge of the music of tomorrow“

Edi Köhldorfer - guitar
Martin Heinzle - bass
Harald Tanschek - drums
feat. Gina Schwarz - bass on 5, 8, 10
Lukas Böck - drums on 8, 10

The Austrian jazz guitarist Edi Köhldorfer, who lives in Vienna, has been involved in many musical styles since the beginning of his career. While studying classical guitar, he played in rock bands and jazz formations. After studying jazz (guitar and composition), he began a varied career. He played in classical orchestras (Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Klangforum...), in pop productions (Stella Jones, Global Kryner, Dancing Stars...) and, thanks to his versatility, had the opportunity to work with internationally renowned artists such as Biréli Lagrène, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Barbara Dennerlein, Jose Carreras, Stewart Copeland, Stéphane Grappelli, Benjamin Schmid, Thomas Gansch and many more. to work. With the band "Global Kryner" he represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest, won an "Amadeus Award" and received a gold award for the album "Global Kryner" With his trio "Speak" he released his first album as a leader in 1994. Since then, recordings under his name have been released at irregular intervals - solo, in a duo, trio or in larger ensembles. Since 2019 he has been touring intensively with Czech jazz legends František Uhlíř and Jaromír Helešic as "The KUH Trio". While he devotes himself to traditional jazz with "The KUH Trio", you could hear his involvement with Indian and African music on "The Riddance" (2022). "Fish & Fowl" (2023) was dedicated to the encounter between improvised music and electronics. www.edikoehldorfer.com The press about E.K.: Mondial ear candy across continents. Jazzhalo Belgium (BE) Just heard "Riddance". GREAT! Concerto Magazine (A) This is pure refreshment from Austria! Mr. Frisell and company can learn a lot from this. Sincere respect!! Jazz time (D) CD arrived earlier this afternoon, and been on a constant loop ever since....love it. Lars Mullen/Now hear this! (UK) I find it hard to believe that I am only now discovering this composer and guitarist. A great album, full of thematic twists and great improvisations. Absolutely recommendable! jazz-fun.com (D) Edi Köhldorfer presents with "The Riddance" an album on which the term musical diversity is filled with life in a truly extraordinary way. A truly wonderful listening experience. MICA/Michael Ternai (A) Edi Köhldorfer makes you want more and makes you curious about the spirit behind the brilliant, but also very calm and modest guitar sounds. Jazz Dimensions (D) ..it's no mistake to sound like Metheny, Stern and Scofield together when you pick up the guitar so full of energy... Kleine Zeitung (A) Someone who has now left the "MethScoStern" monotony, has started looking for his own language and has found it... JazzLive (D)

All songs composed by/produced by Edi Köhldorfer
Recorded by Franz Schaden at Wavegarden Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Werner Zettinig
Cover Art by Pepsch Pfister

The musicians:

Martin Heinzle, studied at the Vienna Conservatory, at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona/Spain and at the Bruckner University in Linz. Martin lives in Vienna and plays with Diknu Schneeberger, Andrea Motis, Uli Datler's "STINGfluenced", Christian Bakanic, Sugar Daisy's Hot Club, Jetset Suite, Christoph Mallinger and many more.

Harald Tanschek, studied at the University of Graz and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then lived as a freelance musician in the USA for several years before moving to Vienna in 2004. Harald plays with Hal Crook, Chico Freeman, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Richard Galliano, George Garzone, Grace Kelly, James Morrison, Victor Mendoza, Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, Martin Lubenov Orkestar, Mark Murphy, Clark Terry, Jay Clayton, Jim Galloway, Sheila Jordan, Karimski Club, Kuba Stankiewicz, Janusz Muniak, VooVoo, El Greco, Orwa Saleh, Alegre Correa… https://www.haraldtanschek.com/

feat: Bassist, bandleader and composer

Gina Schwarz studied jazz bass at the Vienna Conservatory, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she has been teaching since 2011. She can be heard in a wide variety of national and international projects as well as in numerous productions. In 2007 she received the HANS KOLLER Prize. In 2022 she was nominated for the AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARD in the JAZZ category and in the WORLD MUSIC category for the German Record Critics' Prize. https://www.ginaschwarz.com/