Back in Berlin after a great week at Elastic Arts in Chicago as artist in residence as part of the Exposure series. Played improvised sets with the incredible Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Mike Reed. Also performed new composed and newly arranged music for the octet w Macie Stewart, Katherine Young, Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Roebke, Phil Sudderberg. Thanks so much everyone for your great musician and friendship!! Thank you Goethe Institut Chicago!! Workshop on free improvisation was totally fun, too. As well as the interview at Radio WNUR. You play the right music. Heard great concerts of Hamid Drake, Jason Adasiewcz, Josh Abrams at Constellation and happening organ quartet of Ted Sirota at the green mill. And the tuesday night jamsession at the Hungry Brain with master of ceremony Greg Ward. Fun hangs and conversations. And not to forget this amazing hallway at Elastic. You wouldn´t believe it really exists. Love, x Silke
Foto by Matt Piet
Silke Eberhard Trio on tour:
13 Berlin, B-flat
14 München, Jazz+ @Seidlvilla
15 Wuppertal, Peter Kowald Ort
16 Karlsruhe, Jazzclub
17 Schorndorf, Manufaktur
18 Nürnberg, Jazzstudio
26 Münster, Black Box
24 Bernbeuren, Nigglmühle
FOTO: Rüdiger Kusserow
out now on Leo Records
„Of the many ways in which this record honors Mingus, it’s really its spirit of inventiveness that stands out the most. A terrific accomplishment, and a strong contender for one of 2016’s best releases.“
All about Jazz, NYC, by Troy Dostert (9/2016)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
„Mingus looms all too large in progressive jazz of the last century to ever be forgotten. He’s too enigmatic a figure to replicate. To varying degrees, such diverse figures (…) have attempted to fit into his shoes. This German double-horn trio stands up with the best of them.“
DownBeat Magazin, NYC, by Kurt Gottschalk (9/2016)
★ ★ ★ ★
website I am three
in Duo with Uwe Oberg “Turns”. We play the music of Jimmy Guiffre, Carla Bley, Anette Peacock and our original compositions. Check it out: http://www.leorecords.com
at Peter Kowald Gesellschaft/Ort e.V. in Wuppertal – April 2015.
on Jazzwerkstatt.eu (Street Release November 2014)
“When you hear music, after it is over, it is gone in the air; you can never capture it again.”
This quote from Eric Dolphy, which was documented on one of his last recordings in early summer 1964, belongs to the classical repertoire of music commentaries on jazz. A short time earlier, Dolphy – following his famously notorious tour with the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop ‑ had taken an apartment in Paris. He was planning to marry his fiancée, the dancer Joyce Mordecai, there in July. They had met back in Los Angeles, but she had already chosen a life in exile in Europe as a way to better realise her own art.
Now, fifty years after Dolphy’s tragic collapse during an opening concert in a Berlin club, Silke Eberhard, a musician who has chosen to make Berlin her home, recorded the Love Suite with Potsa Lotsa Plus in a studio of Radio Berlin Brandenburg (rbb). The live premiere of the suite took place in Berlin that same year at the jazz festival’s 50th anniversary. This was preceded, however by an evocative discovery and a period of intense preoccupation with Eric Dolphy’s music.
With Potsa Lotsa and Potsa Lotsa Plus, Silke Eberhard has made a substantial and fascinating jazz contribution that now allows the sombre relationship between Berlin and Eric Dolphy to shine under a softer light.
Thomas Fitterling (Linernotes)
New project in 2014!
Silke Eberhard – altosax & bass clarinet
Jürgen Kupke – clarinet
Patrick Braun – tenor sax & clarinet
Nikolaus Neuser – trumpet
Gerhard Gschlößl – trombone
Marc Unternährer – tuba
Antonis Anissegos – live electronics
“My new project follows up on the recording of the ‘Complete Works of Eric Dolphy’ from 2009. Ever since, there was one thing revolving in my head: there is also the legendary ‘Love Suite’, Eric Dolphy’s wedding music, which – due to his early accidental death in 1964 in Berlin – was never recorded by himself. The piece consists of three movements, is unfinished and calls for a continuation. In addition, the Love Suite provides a rich source material which led me to a starting point for new original pieces.” (Silke Eberhard)
Phone: +39 338 4817055 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Foto: Oli Potratz