Jean-Pierre Froehly Trio meets Malte Dürrschnabel
The French-German jazz-guitarist Jean-Pierre “JP” Froehly brings worlds together. In his case, this is no mere commonplace – as a diplomat in service of the German Government Froehly learned what it means to converge different cultures and languages. In his band jAAzz he pooled employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs alongside protagonists of the Berlin jazz scene. During his service as a German cultural attaché in the Ukraine he became a jazz celebrity for the Eastern European country. He recently presented his unique syntheses of easygoing swing and Eastern European cheerfulness under the name Four in Berlin with Don Friedman, Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Hendrik Meurkens.
His tone, schooled by his study of Attila Zoller is so round, soft and smooth that one simply cannot but open up for it. For Froehly, jazz is a synonym for approaching one another in a way that doesn’t require words. The trio is a carefully selected blend of old friends of his, among those too, last minute (actually last month’s) addition Malte Dürrschnabel who joins them on flute at their stomping ground, the Savoy Berlin.
Jean-Pierre Froehly guitar
Alexej Bogoljubov piano
Jörn Henrich bass
Malte Dürrschnabel flute