Amok Amor

Su 22.10.2017

BASF-Gesellschaftshaus Ludwigshafen

Presale: 19 €plus fees

Box office: 22 €

Begin: 20:00

Entrance: 19:00

Country: Deutschland / Schweden / USA

Peter Evans : tr
Petter Eldh : b
Christian Lillinger : dr
Wanja Slavin : sax

Amok Amor’s second album, released in mid-May, is titled “We Know Not What We Do”. Nothing doing! The exceptional Swedish bassist Petter Eldh, saxophonist Wanja Slavin, born in Freiburg and the bustling drummer Christian Lillinger are not only active in countless projects in the German jazz scene but have also been playing together regularly as the Starlight Trio since 2011. In 2015, for “Amok Amor” they invited the ultra-virtuous US trumpeter Peter Evans who enthralled his audience at Enjoy Jazz with “Mostly Other People Do The Killing” in 2009. As a quartet, the Starlight Trio ignores the poetic-melodical chamber music jazz it usually play and dedicates itself to high-speed playing with plenty of “call and response” from the wind players as well as rhythmic abductions and accelerations, deconstructed melody fragments and astute track titles like “Achse des Guten” (Axis of goodness) or “Als Sozialist geboren” (Born a socialist) . It is not without reason that, a little tongue in cheek, Amok Amor’s cover quotes Ornette Coleman quartet’s “This Is Our Music”, but they never get nostalgic, they are mind-blowingly contemporary. And political! Lillinger in interview: “It is not always just about the music but about more: the approach behind it. We position ourselves against the neoliberal insanity seen today.” They know exactly who they are!