Walter Lang Trio - Tens
Cat. no: ENJ97852
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Essentially, the pieces that his trio plays are pianist Walter Lang ‘s own. There are no cover versions and few standards. Nevertheless, Lang never sees himself as the hierarchical leader in this musical community - especially when it comes to his current group.
Thomas Markusson continues on bass, and, as of December 2018, drummer Magnus Öström of the legendary Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) has taken the seat behind the drum set. Öström manages something that few percussionists are able to accomplish; with his unmistakable playing style, he leaves his musical mark on every band, igniting his partners so that they shine a little brighter by his side. A team player of the highest order, “A super amiable person with great people skills, a fantastic musician”, as Walter Lang puts it.
Twelve tracks on which a pianist, a bassist and a drummer literally come together to form a tried and tested equilateral triangle, play with each other, listen to each other, react spontaneously. Three musicians who possess everything that makes the piano trio stand out as a classic formation: a pianist whose play speaks and sings, tells stories full of beauty, authenticity and excitement, a bassist who sets the perfect mood, and a drummer who conveys absolute security so that everything moves in the right direction.
Walter Lang’s “Twenties Trio” is something special, something both timeless and contemporary, something that, by all means, you will want to cherish, set aside, and save
Tracks: The Beginning And The End / Soon / Little Brother / Meditiation In F Mi / Snow Castle / Branduardi / Misty Mountains / No Moon Night / Kansas Skies / I Wonder Prelude / I Wonder / When The Day IS Done