Release Date: 08/05/22
'Eye of the Storm' is now something completely different, something new
And yet 'Eye of the Storm' is now something completely different, something new. Not only because, in contrast to the often well-prepared confrontation with freedom in the past, it really was a spontaneous leap into the deep end. But above all because 'for the first time I had the feeling of being an adult as an artist,' as Kreusch tells us. 'Until now, the great predecessors and role models were always a source of inspiration. This time I was completely with myself from the first note. And suddenly I had a vision. I imagined my idols coming in one after the other and sitting down: Geri Allen came in, Kenny Kirkland, Herbie Hancock, Fats Waller, also Keith Jarrett, of course. Ahmad Jamal came in, Martial Solal, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Jaki Byard. And this time they listened to me. That brought me full circle: I now know what I'm there for.'
A maturity and independence that you can hear on the album. Everything is an expression of the dazzling personality of Cornelius Claudio Kreusch, who is as extroverted and spiritual as he is grounded and consistent. As wild as it can get with the musical storm of thoughts, an almost classical undertone, immersed in inner listening, is dominant. And as much as every note, every chord, every change, every touch is unmistakably Kreusch, at the same time he succeeds in giving each improvisation part its own note. The subsequently found fitting titles like 'Bring Me The Night', 'Thunder In The Sky', 'Truth Speakers Corner', 'Blues For Bobby' (by which Bobby Watson is meant), 'Crystal Balls' or 'Celestial Heavens' illustrate the journey from modern jazz passages to blues, to melancholic-balladic or spherical up to the raging current and hymn.
|Label: Edition Collage|
|Run Time: 51:32 mins|
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