Die Enttäuschung – Lavaman
Die Enttäuschung has worked its way through whatever combination of bass clarinet, trumpet, double bass and drum you can think of. With Alexander von Schlippenbach they scored a coup: Monk’s entire oeuvre presented in one live
concert and documented in a three-CD box set. The Enttäuschung not only absorbed an unbelievable amount of jazz history, they also transferred it into a living musical process, musical lava.
Rudi Mahall writes in the CD-booklet of the forth release on Intakt Records:
„…with our leaning to perseverance practiced over 20 years we searched for a congenial drummer and we got Michael Griener aboard: 100 % enthusiasm as prerequisite and the same taste…
in a band like this the drums are the fulcrum, they navigate sound and form, like a conductor does in a classical orchestra, and Michael Griener is a master! And why add Christof Thewes? First: once you find a songwriter of this caliber hold on to him! Second: every band needs a trombonist like this! Third: Thewes gives hell to the wind section and Four: he is the most full-blown improviser.
The engine runs like greased lightning – hear for yourself!“