Trio Elf has truly re-invented the classic jazz piano trio in recent years by using grooves and sounds of contemporary club styles as a kickoff for improvisation. Their warm acoustic sound is augmented by the creative use of electronics.
Trio Elf's musical ease stems from melodies of an almost hymnic quality, dazzling rhythms und surprising dynamic shifts arising from a collective breathing of three equal voices. Critics both in Europe and Japan have hailed their inspired interplay.
Elf's third album "Elfland“ (enja) effectively features Brazilian vocal legend Milton Nascimento as a special highlight.
„Trio Elf is part of a new German jazz generation. They are unearthing what once has made jazz so great: Risk, new sounds and bursts of energy“ Hamburger Abendblatt
Gerwin Eisenhauer's virtuoso drumming sounds like a drum machine come alive. He freely improvises with drum'n'bass or hip-hop grooves like any legend of jazz drumming would do with the swing rhythm.
Walter Lang is one of Europe's most prestigious pianists and a celebrated star in Japan. His lyrically expressive melodies and energetic chords testify to his enormous musical versatility and creative spark.
Sebastian Gieck is a musical chameleon equally versed in acoustic and electronic music. His yet very personal bass playing is a foundation for the music to blossom but never predictable.
The hidden fourth member of Trio Elf is sound wizard Mario Sütel, who at times confronts the band with a sampled doppelganger by spontaneously cutting loops out of the flow of improvisation