Pablo Held Trio Meets John Scofield

28. October 2014 - 13:06 -- Steffen Mayer

Imaginary sounds in real time: the young German Pablo Held and his trio meet American star John Scofield in a dream concert. Both sides were thrilled – and here is the CD from that encounter. This is gripping, hands-on music in free flight, a memorable moment with the possibility of a sequel.

Sometimes dreams become reality. Occasionally these dreams are the ones that seem to be the craziest. And so it is with this CD. The beauty of it is that the recording is also a dream for the listener. The concert at the Cologne Philharmonic is the first collaboration between the young German Pablo Held and his trio and the great American guitarist John Scofield – and it was recorded. Pianist Held exclaimed that the concert was "an amazing experience, something I'll never forget." For John Scofield, "The concert went really well – and I asked the trio if they would go on tour with me." So – to be continued... Here we have the tones of this landmark first contact – compelling pieces full of energy and sparkling inspiration. The gripping three-dimensional sounds cover a wide emotional range, and in response, the audience of 2000 responded with boisterous acclaim in the sold-out concert hall.