After a first successful studio recording of Oliver Lake, Christian Weber and Dieter Ulrich «FOR A LITTLE DANCIN'» (Intakt CD 172) follows a live recording at Zürich jazzfestival Unerhört 2011 with guest trombone player Nils Wogram.
Christoph Wagner writes in the liner notes: «Wide-awake, highly disciplined and with a pronounced sense of theatre, these four musicians increase tension and boost intensity as required: one minute a powerful flare-up, the next a descent into more peaceful tones. Thus the music opens up an imaginative space, building a bridge not only across the Atlantic, but also between white and black culture and across generations.
A richly coloured arch of tones, harmonies, sounds and rhythms emerges, stretching from Duke Ellington to the free improvisation of loft jazz, echoing everything current in jazz today.»
released January 11, 2013
Oliver Lake: Alto Saxophone
Christian Weber: Bass
Dieter Ulrich: Drums
Nils Wogram: Trombone