A German pianist with a good career, for which we reviewed last year's "Luminosity" (also on Origin), Florian Hoefner has a new album, solo this time, inspired by Newfoundland, Canada, in the Atlantic (a bit less than Greece!) and who obviously visited it while staying amazed by its natural beauty. The result is included in "Coldwater Stories" [Origin, 2017], a ten-piece CD , all written by Hoefner - and not only synthesized, but also framed by similar stories (concerning either the natural element of Newfoundland or micro-analyzes of the pieces for them). Hoefner's album is beautiful. Beautiful in the sense that his music is beautiful. The recording has a beauty too. He found melodic concepts and recording techniques with some depth to multiply the sound sentiment, resonating every note long after her "hit."
Classical and neo-romantic references are definitely here, but there is also Fred Hersch's jazz (Hoefner himself), at least in the way of improvisation teaching on chorals (Bach and so on). The result justifies Hoefner - as if I took pictures of the Newfoundland paradise I saw online. Translated from Greek