With "Wille", its second album, the Vincent Meissner Trio shows that young, complex, crisp piano trio jazz does not have to come from the USA, England or Scandinavia, like many famous current representatives. Totally contemporary music, with heart and brain, whether in the form of original compositions or re-constructions of Whitney Houston, Louis Cole or The Beatles.
"A new hope in German jazz" was German broadcaster mdr kultur’s verdict on Vincent Meissner's debut album "Bewegtes Feld" (2021). Deutschlandfunk went further, predicting that his band “will take off like a rocket." Downbeat (US) wrote of an "excitement” running through the album, which was produced by Meissner’s mentor Michael Wollny. The pianist was only twenty at the time, and already garlanded with prizes. Praise and an armful of awards are what they are...but at that point, because of Covid, Meissner’s young acoustic piano trio with bassist Josef Zeimetz and drummer Henri Reichmann had scarcely had any chances to perform live, to explore the richness of their bandleader’s compositions, or indeed to let this material develop properly.Things have now definitely moved on, and the wait may even have incre...Besetzung
Recorded by Johannes Kellig at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg, August 21 & 22, 2022
Mixed by Johannes Kellig
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Andreas Brandis
Cover art by Bettina Pousttchi: Vertical Highways A3, 2019