Gunther Tiedemann and Thomas Rückert play their own music grounded in the Jazz tradition and lead by the influences they find in traditional and contemporary music. Their program is complemented by tunes of personal interest and inspiration.
New Directions Cello Festival Ithaca/New York (USA) 2017 June 16 - 18
Thomas Rückert: "As artful in their use of white space as they are when kicking it out,
sometimes this piano trio is so minimalist that it seems like they aren't
even there and you have to adjust your levels to get rid of what seems like
white noise--but isn‘t. In addition to the originals, they know what to do
with everything from Denny Zeitlin to Lerner & Loewe. It's a different kind
of wild ride and an art jazz fan must." midwest records entertainment
Thomas appeared over the last years constantly with his Trio, solo or as a sideman on the festivals, in the clubs and in Radio and TV playing with Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, Mark Murphy, Adam Nussbaum, Greg Hutchinson, John Goldsby, Jay Anderson, Ack van Royen and the WDR Big Band. www.thomasrueckert.com
Gunther Tiedemann: "Cello players are extremely rare in modern music and Gunther
Tiedemann has all it takes to bring his instrument to the forefront"
Gunther works as a cellist & composer with orchestras and Big Bands as well as with duos or Jazz string quartet. He played with musicians like Markus Stockhausen, Ernst Reijseger, Stephen Katz, Nelly Furtado and toured Europe, USA, West Africa and Pakistan.
"Gunther Tiedemann - the cellist with all-round competence pushing apart the walls of chamber music" Deutschlandradio Berlin/Germany