17.11.2015SpotlightMichael Wollny

Gold for "Nachtfahrten"

Only four weeks after its release, Michael Wollny "Nachtfahrten" has reached the German Jazz GOLD Award making it one of the most successful jazz albums of the 2015 at a record time. ACT head Siggi Loch presented the award to the band at the final concert of the celebrated "Nachtfahrten" tour at the Hamburg "Laeiszhalle"
The tour though many of the most famous classical concert halls of Germany clearly marks, how the "Hamburger Abendblatt" states: "Michael Wollny's step to the musical world-class."
International press reactions:

"One of the world’s great jazz-driven piano trios."
- The Guardian
"Best Jazz Albums of 2015"
- The Telegraph 
"Quite possibly Michael Wollnys finest album to date.”
- Jazzwise
"Wollny accumulates balances, acrobatics and risk takings like the tightrope walker Philippe Petit."
- Libération

“Nachtfahrten is a work of art that is immediately arresting—and it gets better with repeated spins.”
- Downbeat
“One of the most prominent jazz stars to rise from Germany in recent years”
- BBC Radio

“It is not to crush Michael Wollny to situate this young German pianist in the prestigious line of Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Esbjörn Svensson, Stefano Bollani: he gleefully supports comparison”
- Télérama

Album of the month. “… hard to resist such a suggestive force, this often feverish, sometimes more serene exploration, of all the folds of the inner worlds of the pianist, who becomes ours”
- Jazz Magazine

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