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ARTIST
TITLE
La Place Demon
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
MORR 100CD MORR 100CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/26/2011

The brothers Markus and Micha Acher are key figures in the now internationally-recognized trademark that is the "Weilheim Scene." Every one of their projects, be it The Notwist, 13&God or Tied & Tickled Trio has grown to become a working cosmos each of its own while remaining open on all sides. This album comes thanks to their preference for creative collaborations, and Tied & Tickled Trio really have a thrilling artistic liaison this time around. The drummer Billy Hart is among one of the most accomplished contemporary jazz drummers in the world. Along with his recordings as band leader, Hart, who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2010, can be heard drumming on more than 600 albums. Among other groups, he was a long-running member of the Herbie Hancock and Stan Getz bands. Hart was highly involved with the composition and arrangements on La Place Demon. The permanent members of the Tied & Tickled Trio also occupied themselves intensively with Billy Hart's music prior to and during the composition of the album. Over the course of his discography, he has covered everything from spiritual jazz to free music and electronic music. This album charts this development in broad strokes and as such is something like a biographical album. The Tied & Tickled Trio play jazz music from an indie perspective and so are by definition not afraid of contact. It's amazing that a project which practically has a new approach for every composition can still have a unified sound. The guys from Weilheim have an instantly-recognizable sound -- regardless whether they are playing crazy free jazz, static drones or complex patterns. Perhaps it's something to do with their love of woodwinds and rather melancholy harmonies, which one knows well from The Notwist.