by Christian Doepke Trio
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In the current hype involving young German jazz pianists an exclamation mark should be added to Christian Doepke´s name.
Lyricism and groove should not be contradictory. The same applies to pace, depth and gracefulness, let alone swing and intelligence. In addition, the compositions of the Amsterdam-based pianist also tell wonderful stories, which really dots the i´s.
Doepke, a romantic at heart like Bill Evans – who gets a beautiful tribute with Bill´s Mood – as well as a realist in the tradition of Horace Silver, has developed his own signature on the 88 keys with a clear touch and a sovereign technique, that clearly distinguishes him from the German jazz pianist masses.
You´ll see someone buckled down to a concert grand, who is equally familiar with sunlit open spaces in a forest and the liveliness of a metropolis, witness „Heaven Knows“ and Looking For Trouble“.
(Dr. Tobias Böcker, English translation by Emiel Wienholts)