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Eberhard, Silke Trio: Being Inn (Intakt)

Berlin saxophonist & bass clarinetist Silke Eberhard leads her trio with Jan Roder on bass and Kay Lubke on drums through a conceptual jazz album where tracks are connected by a fictional Inn, opening a literal door to the album and then introducing us to superb playing on Dolphy or Mahall-inspired free jazz, including a "Willisau Suite", "Towels", a "Wake-Up Call", &c.

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product information:

UPC: 7640120192808

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT280
Squidco Product Code: 24126

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Austria
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Studio P4, Berlin, Germany, in January, 2016 by, Marco Birkner.


Silke Eberhard-alto saxophone, bass clarinet

Jan Roder-bass

Kay Lubke-drums

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track listing:

1. Ding Dong 5:10

2. Willisau Suite 18:12

3. Schlappen 0:48

4. Mininatur 4:12

5. Kanon 2:44

6. Towels 0:37

7. In Drei 3:35

8. Wake-Up Call 0:35

9. 8915 4:40

10. Schirm 3:59

11. Another Pint 0:35

12. Versteckter Kitsch 5:48

13. Last Order 0:38
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"It's no secret that reedist Silke Eberhard is a keen student of jazz history, a player whose inspiration routinely gets recharged by immersing herself in the music of her early heroes. For her that means more than listening to old records by the likes of Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman (the subject of Eberhard's 2007 Intakt debut, a duo album with pianist Aki Takase titled Ornette Coleman Anthology) - but diving into that repertoire and reshaping it with novel instrumentation. But Eberhard makes it clear that the trio featured on The Being Inn is the context for which she always imagines her own material. "I feel a lot of freedom with this group," she says of working with bassist Jan Roder and drummer Kay Lubke. Although this particular group coalesced in 2006, her history with each player stretches back to the mid-90s and there's no missing the rapport they've all developed together. Eberhard and company make a conceptual leap on the album, with many of the pieces tied to the titular concept - an imaginary inn the saxophonist pictured as she composed numerous tunes. She jokes that the spry opening track, "Ding Dong," is the kind of number she likes to open one of the trio's sets with - "a door bell," she calls it, although the first sounds we actually here are her footsteps leading toward a door that soon opens, inviting the listener in."-Peter Margasak, liner notes

"Silke Eberhard is a saxophonist, clarinetist and composer based in Berlin, and on this album she focuses on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, in the company of Jan Roder on bass and Kay Lubke on drums. This is the trio's third album, and it also marks ten years as a working group. The conceptual inspiration of the album is of an an imaginary inn that the saxophonist pictured as she composed songs for this project, which vary between a lengthy suite and short vignettes. "Ding Dong" begins this album and opens the door, creating an appealing performance that takes into account the historic music of Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman with ripe alto saxophone building a taut and exciting improvisation in consort with flexible bass and drums. The most ambitious piece on the album, "Willisau Suite," is a lengthy and episodic performance that takes melodic sub-themes and uses the them as the basis for an ever evolving collective improvisation that stretches out to nearly twenty minutes. The remainder of the album alternates between short three to five minute songs interspersed by even briefer improvisations lasting thirty to fifty seconds. The most noteworthy of these are the spacious "Minatur" which has Lubke deftly using brushes and creating a soft rhythm that is made whole with the addition of subtly played saxophone and bass, creating a melodic and mellow performance. "Kanon" mines the Dolphy influence, making a bass clarinet feature that is supported by bass and drums. The music created has a thoughtful forward looking approach, allowing much open space to permeate the sound allowing for a wide range of possibilities. The short but very urgent "Towels" leads to "In Drei" which has very taut and impressive bass and drums setting the foundation for the music. Eberhard's saxophone weaves in an out of the accompaniment creating an upbeat and infectious sound, with the improvisation developing its own inner logic. "8915" is another saxophone based piece, an uptempo and pithy performance, with a fine feature for bass included, and the musicians reacting to one another in a very creative fashion. This was a very good album, one in which, the musicians take their influences and internalize them, and then create their own music, stretching language of jazz in new and interesting ways."-Tim Niland, Music and More

Artist Biographies:

"Silke Eberhard is a saxophonist, clarinetist and composer based in Berlin. In addition to her long-standing trio with Jan Roder and Kay Lübke she leads her wind quartet Potsa Lotsa that interprets the compositional work of Eric Dolphy and her septett Potsa Lotsa Plus. She works with many collective ensembles including a duo with Ulrich Gumpert, a duo with drummer Alex Huber, the trio I am Three. She performed and/or recorded with numerous musicians of the international jazzscene such as Aki Takase, David Liebman, Wayne Horvitz, Dave Burrell, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Zerang, Hannes Zerbe a.m.o. CDs on record labels like Jazzwerkstatt, Not Two, Leo, INTAKT, Intuition document her work. Her album Potsa Lotsa Love Suite Plus plays by Eric Dolphy was awarded the Prize of the German Record Critics 2015/1."

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"Jan Roder (* 1968 ) is a German jazz bassist.

Roder studied music in Hanover. He began his career as a rock musician and lived longer periods in Brazil. In 1995 he came to Berlin, where he played touring and concerts with musicians such as Ulrich Gumpert, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Manfred Schoof, Uschi Brüning, Joachim Kühn, Aki Takase, Gunter Hampel, Mircea Tiberian and Axel Dörner.

As a successor to Joachim Dette, he is the band Disappointment, together with Axel Dörner, Rudi Mahall and Uli Jenneßen, who, together with Alexander von Schlippenbach, has the complete work of Thelonious Monk in his repertoire. Together with Björn Lücker and Henrik Walsdorff, he is the group The Most. He is also a member of the Caciula Trio (with Maurice de Martin and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff ), JR 3, the Silke Eberhard Quartet and the Zoran Terzic Trio, and performs as a duo of Maria Răducanu."

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"Kay Lübke originally, like many New Berliners, comes from southern Germany. In 1998 he came to Berlin and began to study at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler. Before that he was at the University of Mainz and at the Musikwerkstatt in Frankfurt. Kay Lübke found contact quickly, and appearances were not long in coming. In recent years he has recorded CDs and concerts with Uschi Brüning, Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole, Till Brno, Gitte Haenning, Uli Gumpert, Luten Petrowsky, Christof Sänger, Andreas Willers, Lyambiko, Efrat Alony and Sonja Kandels played) -. KL was engaged at the Schaubühne, at the Volksbühne and at the Berliner Ensemble, and also participated in productions of Tanzplan Dresden and SpielzeitEuropa / Berlin."

Kay Lübke has been a member of Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, Croomp, Gumpert Hammond B 3 - Projekt, Hornbeef, Karsten Sitterle's Code Of Diseases, New Manfred Schulze Formation, Rosen Quintett, Silke Eberhard Trio, The Real Latinos, Uli Kempendorff Quartet

-The Real Latinos (Translated by Google) (

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