Good Morning Lilofee Edgar Knecht
- 1Heisses Kathreinerle06:12
- 2Nachts um 3/405:01
- 5Valse Bleu05:42
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A virtuoso of the piano keys takes on the declining teutonic folk song, and breathes new life into these songs with jazz and world music influences. The pianist and composer Edgar Knecht has managed to find a sensational new approach to the seemingly lost tradition.
'Maria durch ein Dornwald ging' becomes a ballad that gets under the skin. The song 'Es war ein König in Thule' evolves into a virtuoso piece between Beethoven and Cuban salsa. In 'Froh zu sein bedarf es wenig' African 6/8 beat and German 3/4 beat revel in a joyous celebration.
„Such music has never been heard by the world.“ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Edgar Knecht, piano, vocoder in 6
Rolf Denecke, bass
Stephan Emig, drums
Tobias Schulte, drums in 4 and 6, udu in 2
Wolfram Geiss, violoncello in 4
Chris Mueller, words in 6
Edgar Knecht - Piano
The pianist and composer Edgar Knecht has been performing his own compositions for the piano since the age of 14. Among award-winning solo programs he has written numerous pieces for theatre, film and television. With his valsanova project, Knecht travels and performs around the world.
Rolf Denecke - Bass
Bassist Rolf Denecke plays at the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen and at the Staatstheater Kassel. He has worked on different projects with Barbara Thompson, Jasper van't Hof, Hamid Baroudi and Detlef Landeck, among others.
Stephan Emig - Drums
Drummer Stephan Emig studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy. His work has won several awards, such as the 'Kasseler Kunstpreis' and the 'Deutscher Rock- und Pop-Preis', and he has played in worldwide guest performances with Hamid Baroudi and 'trioscence', among others.
Tobias Schulte - Drums
The drummer Tobias Schulte studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy also. He is profiled as an accomplished musician in many bands of different styles, with which he was able to celebrate international successes.