Carsten Daerr Trio
The great city of Berlin is a cultural powerhouse once again, and again home to a bustling music scene that ranks among Europe’s most adventurous. Within its diverse jazz milieu, more often celebrated for its free improvisers lies a piano trio, rooted in the tradition and yet restlessly innovative.
Seven years in the making, pianist Carsten Daerr, bassist Oliver Potratz and drummer Eric Schaefer have generated an intimate rapport that is now unlocking some very persuasive music, and that appears to have few creative impediments. In Daerr, this trio has a pianist of fairly epic sweep with a mastery of light and shade, force and sensitivity, with a rhythm section in Potratz and Schaefer that’s alive to all the possibilities to manipulate time and texture.