CD 2049
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Walter Lang Trio

Walter Lang - piano
Nicolas Thys - bass
Rick Hollander - drums

01 Monsieur Hulot  
02 D'afrique  
03 Autumn Leaves  
04 October Breeze  
05 Alone Together  
06 Softly As In A Morning Sunrise  
07 Spring Is Here  
08 Casino Estoril  
09 Call On Bill  
10 Pensao Central  
11 Monsieur Hulot (bonus track)  
Recorded in August 2003 at Pirouet Studio, München.

"This ensemble is phenomenal!" Süddeutsche Zeitung

"This is not a piano trio of the ordinary kind." Jazzthetik

"A jazz experience for the ambitious romantic in you." AZ

"His lovely compositions can easily compare with some of today's jazz standards: You immediately like them when you hear them first. They entertain - but have depth too." Fono Forum

For about 10 years Walter has been part of the Munich jazz scene and worked with, among others, Johannes Herrlich's Collage, the Jason Seizer Quartet and the Harald Rueschenbaum Quintet.

In 1997 Walter received "Artist Of The Year" by the town of Gersthofen, Germany.

With the Rick Hollander Quartet he won the "Europ' Jazz Contest" 1990 in Hoeilaart, Belgium.

Walter had the fortune of becoming a founding member of the Rick Hollander Quartet, a group which has enjoyed countless tours of Europe, Japan and America. The group's 5 CD's all feature Walter's trademark piano playing.

His activity as a freelance pianist has brought him together with, among others, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Chico Freeman and Don Menza.

Currently he is leading his own trio with Nic Thys on bass and Rick Hollander on drums.

Walter Lang was born May 13th, 1961 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a small city some 50 kilometres from Stuttgart, Germany.

He grew up with the sound of accordion and piano being played around the house by both his father and grandfather.

Walter began his first formal musical instruction at the age of nine.

After completing High School he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and ultimately graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts.

Walter's first release as a leader showcased the music of Charlie Chaplin, recorded by his outstanding trio. It was a release on the Japanese record label Nippon Crown. 

Price 14.99 EURO


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