Wolfgang Maiwald Trio -\\- Two Faces [Maiwald Music Productions, 2010]
“TWO FACES” is the new jazz trio album of pianist Wolfgang Maiwald, together with bassist Guus Bakker and drummer Joost Kesselaar. Two Faces illustrates the two worlds of a pianist whose roots lie in the rock and pop music of the seventies and eighties, and who later became inspired by pianists like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett. Wolfgang Maiwald, a cum laude conservatory graduate in piano jazz studies, offers on this CD his vision on music of these two worlds.
Two Faces is a disc that is not inundated with ”show-off” pianistic virtuosity. Rather, Wolfgang Maiwald gives all the space necessary to allow his fellow musicians to contribute and add color to his compositions. Technical brilliance occurs only where it is a natural process in improvisation. Two Faces is jazz music with nuance, currently, a rare find.
The seven melodies of composer Maiwald, roam from pop to jazz. From the most pop influenced “THE RIDDLE”, to the purest jazz influenced CONDUCTION. “MIDNIGHT LOUNGE”, a very relaxed and “groovy” tune, shines in its subdued playing and gentle crescendo. The beautiful interpretations of the jazz classic “I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY” and Herbie Hancock’s “CHAN’S SONG” demonstrate Maiwalds ability to put his own stamp on a jazz standard.
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