Rainer Böhm Trio
Red Line

JAZZ4EVER-Records J4E 4796
Rel: 2009/10/02

Rainer Böhm (p), Aidan O´Donnell (b), Jeff Hirshfield (dr))


Red Line

The three musicians – Rainer Böhm, piano, Aidan O´Donell, bass and Jeff Hirshfield on drums – met for the first time in summer 2007, when Rainer Böhm was studying in New York. There they were playing together continually and only „just for fun“, without a thought of founding a band or the pressure to produce something new and extraordinary. Why should they make the jazz world happy with another piano trio

Maybe just this relaxed atmosphere was the ideal breeding ground for developing something special. After a short time they already noticed how easily they could communicate. Each one payed attention to the other and all together played on the same wavelength.

With the compositions of Rainer Böhm they developed a very individual sound, characterized by expressiveness, strong melody lines, clarity, interaction and dynamics. The musicians didn´t want to boost their egos but to play together and to express emotions.

Finally this sound was n´t made to be locked in a studio. Also the surrounding should be carried away by their playing enthusiasm. So in summer 2008 the three musicians from Germany, Scotland and the USA produced the first CD in New York, in one of the most famous sound studios of the world, the „Systems Two“.

All members of the band have made a name for themselves beyond their home countries. Rainer Böhm received many first awards in international competitions in Germany, Belgium and Spain. Aidan O´Donnell from Scotland, although very young, has just played with many famous musicians like Ethan Iverson, Dave Binney, George Coleman and Antonio Sanchez. Jeff Hirshfield is the most experienced and
world-wide renowned player: he worked, among others, with Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Mose Allison, Woody Herman, John Abercrombie, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Jim Hall and John Zorn.

In 2009/2010 release tours are planned in Germany, Scotland and the USA.