Following the successful cooperation of last year’s Kite Duo Franz Bauer and Dirk Strakhof from Germany with renowned local artists like Clive Zanda, Mikhail Salcedo, Donald Jnr. Noel and many others, the German Embassy is proud to be able to host another cross cultural experience in Port of Spain.
Trinidad will be the last stop of the successful German Carsten Daerr Trio on their tour through the Caribbean and Central America.
The Carsten Daerr Trio will perform at the Simon Bolivar Auditorium of the Venezuelan Embassy on 11 March, 2009 at 7 p.m., also featuring local Jazz icon Michael Boothman.
The Berlin pianist Carsten Daerr has been described as one of the most promising Jazz musicians but the emphasis is on the word “Trio”. The fact that the Jazz Trio bears the name of its pianist follows a firmly entrenched tradition in the world of Jazz and in no way indicates a domination of the pianist in the Trio. The truth is that Carsten Daerr, as well as the Trio’s bassist, Oliver Potratz, and its percussionist, Eric Schaefer, think of themselves as the equilateral sides of a musical triangle – an idea as old as the history of Jazz itself, yet still amazingly capable of producing ever new variations of a theme. Daerr & Co are quite clearly one of the driving forces of this dynamic development, not just in Germany, but in the meantime all over Europe. Again and again they push themselves to the edge, further developing the art of Jazz and extending its limits while finding an exciting musical language all of their own. It is made up of certain acoustic elements of electronic music, classical austerity, an intriguing interplay of embellishments from repertoire standards, pop as well as film, some private impressions and an almost childlike fascination with sound of all kinds. To put it in a nutshell – the waywardness of Berlin outdoes global mainstream.
This trio plays with power currents and cautious beats, but also with harsh eruptions that characterize the music. Energy!
In every respect they are an adventure to be enjoyed with relish.