In seven fragments drawn from creation myths, Hansjörg Fink and Elmar Lehnen musically explore the questions of the origin of life. In the process they merge jazz elements with traditional stylistic features, improvisation with composed music, and sound out the limits of what is instrumentally possible. We thus discover a unique sound world in this collaboration between solo trombone and the world’s largest German Romantic organ.moreFittingly, this exploration takes the form of improvisation. Each improvisation
is a creative act, bound to time, giving an answer only in the present
moment and changing in the next. Improvisation creates possibility, openness, expansiveness, dialogue, development, connection – all preconditions for asking questions without a predetermined answer. And the shifting between the sound worlds of jazz and tradition also reflects the search for the universal, for shared origins and, one could also say, for the essence of music.
With Hansjörg Fink and Elmar Lehnen, two remarkable talents devote themselves to this search, each a virtuoso on his respective instrument and together a versatile and experienced duo willing to try new things and sound out the limits of what is instrumentally possible. Solo trombone and the world’s largest German Romantic organ thus join together to create a unique sound world.
Fink, Hansjörg & Lehnen, Elmar: Seven
Solo trombone and German Romantic Organ between jazz and traditional genres.1