The piano is a “sound workshop” for him. Indeed! If you get the chance to look over Michael Wollny’s shoulder and watch him sitting on his workbench, sweating, wriggling, rattling, hammering and drumming, you will get an overall idea of what the thirty year old means with this. What looks like hard work is of course beautiful fantasising at the same time: When Wollny plays he is in a creative ecstasy. At some point the filigree can no longer be differentiated from speed. This evening, Michael Wollny, first artist in residency at Enjoy Jazz, will enlarge his sound workshop with three more colleagues, all masters of their art: Wollny’s old [em] colleague Eric Schaefer on drums does far more than just providing rhythms; Tim Lefebvre, who already stood in for Eva Kruse on bass in spring in Wollny’s Trio, will also be part of the party, and Vincent Peirani, a rising star on the European jazz horizon will bring a new sound into Wollny’s trio with his accordion. So this quartet’s premiere at Enjoy Jazz in the BASF-Feierabendhaus can only impress. And we can already say that this concert will be one of the highlights of the Festival.