Mon Feb. 12, 2024

Peter Ponger Trio (A)

Peter Ponger: piano
Peter Herbert: bass
Valentin Duit: drums

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Probably the most complete Austrian jazz pianist, the seasoned "maverick" Peter Ponger. He has brought to perfection his lyrically spun soundscapes, infused with romantic diction and culminating in fluid agility - the inwardness of poetic subtlety. Reified with virtuosity that enhances the musical process and his extraordinary gift as a melodic fantasist. Placed in a tonal space with flexible boundaries. Within a very short space of time, the pianist sinks into a continuum of the most diverse eventfulness and lets his affinities to Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett resonate with irrefutable autonomy. Coupled with an explicit understanding of form, Ponger opens up spaces into which he plants virtuoso cascades. Singlenote meanderings sparkle along, harmonically ingenious block chord towers reach for the clouds. Abstract scatterings rain down. The musician constantly stretches time in order to travel through unfathomable areas of timbre and rhythm. This often results in improvisational hours of celebration in the field of tension between extroverted introspection and measured exuberance, whether solo or in a collective. (Hannes Schweiger)