Gilbert Paeffgen Trio, 6.10., 20 Uhr

September 30th, 2019

Gilbert Paeffgen plays drums and hammered dulcimer. The German expat and Swiss resident puts together this trio outing, which is not your typical piano trio date.

Additionally to the drums Paeffgen plays the Hammered Dulcimer (a very old instrument in the world`s history): sort of an autoharp without the auto, played with hammerlike plectrums. The invading barbarians may well have brought it to Europe, where eventually it became the piano of today.

He sounds good: there is a burning momentum that develops with all three hitting it and going forward with infectious intensity. Paeffgen`s compositons feature in his trio rhythmically active heads, odd grooves, vaguely folkish ingredients, lively ostinatos on drums and bass, modern solos, where everyone is or is not in synch.

All this has a singular quality which bursts out with confidence and cockiness. Or as written in one of the critics: „….in the end the players provide a stimulating program-it`s not always „jazz“, but it`s tuneful and pleasurable.“

Der Eintritt beträgt 8 Euro (7 Euro im Vorverkauf bei

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