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Based on a trio lineup (with Paul Kleber on double bass and Sebastian Merk on drums), Sebastian Studnitzky enriches his compositions by adding different guest players: Wolfgang Haffner and Tommy Baldu play drums, a string quartet meets electronic sound components and a programmed drum solo by Jazzanova sounds as if an old Jazz record was improvising along with it. For some songs, Sebastian Studnitzky played all the instruments in the recording by himself. These make for the most intimate moments on his album. Whether playing the trumpet or the piano, he gives the songs an unusual tone colour: simple, soft, flowing and restrained but nevertheless intense and haunting.
His individual playing beyond any stylistic categories makes him a highly distinguished and soughtafter sideman on the international stage – among others, he plays with Nils Landgren and Jazzanova while keeping his own projects, such as his Jazz awardwinning band Triband, on the go.
It is his sound, his creative restlessness, his musical range, his exactness and his energy that characterize Sebastian Studnitzky as a musician – and on »EGIS«, the listener can hear it all: unobtrusive haunting.