This was the first eastPLUGGED®-concert performed by a quartet: with Roman Wasserfuhr [p], Julian Wasserfuhr [tr], Benjamin Garcia Alonso [b]) and Oliver Rehmann [dr], and the first with a trumpet. The soft tone, which Julian extracted from his trumpet, sometimes gently supported by electronic effects, was the bridging element, while his play was definitely “dominant” – in a positive sense – during numerous pieces.
The communication between the four allowed sentiments merging within the pieces of different styles in a harmonic way, for example during “L.O.V.E” of Bert Kaempfert, interpreted as a ballad.
The concert ended with an homage to Esbjörn Svenson, wherein the subtly integrated acoustic effects provided a particular intimate relation to Esbjörn´s music.
Thanks to the “4 Bergischen” for this enjoyable concert night in the Friedenskirche.