Date(s) - 02/Dec/2016
Peter Meyer, guitar
Bernhard Meyer, bass
Moritz Baumgärtner, drums
In association with Goethe Institut and Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune
Two years ago the Trio Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer from Berlin astounded laymen and experts equally. The brothers Peter and Bernhard Meyer on guitars and bass, and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner invented a sound that boldly yet humbly overrode all established concepts of jazz improvisation, alternative rock, ambient and experience of nature translated to sound, but even surpassed all known syntheses, avantgardisms and overlappings. A sound that unfolded its bouquet light-years away from any crossover. In free flight the three Berliners betook themselves from the known galaxies to a new sound-quadrant, that gets by without any exhibitionism. The abysmally overrated solo in jazz cannot be found here. To Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer it was all about degrees of density, states of matter and atmospheres. The group-conducive restraint of the three individual masters is exactly what accounts for the trio’s unique charm. And what was the name of their first album? “Melt”.
Compared to the trio’s music, which is elegant and dynamic in every regard, its logo, Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer, admittedly sounds a little bulky. But one who provokes motion in music, is capable of the same in his head. And since the album title “Melt” so congenially describes the agenda of this trio, Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer, without further ado, turned into the Melt Trio.