Wollny Trio top of the poll and top of the pops

German pianist Michael Wollny's album 'Weltenraum' has come out on top in the Jazzwise magazine Crtics' Poll Album Of The Year 2014.

German pianist Michael Wollny has come out on top in a poll of the UK’s top jazz writers. His acclaimed trio album ’Weltentraum’ is the Jazzwise magazine Crtics' Poll Album Of The Year 2014. Wollny was a sensation at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival and is the first German jazz musician to make it into the pop top 50 with this jazz album. It includes a live version of Pink's God Is a DJ, sung by Theo Bleckmann, with the trio made up by American bass player Tim Lefebvre with regular drummer Eric Schaefer.

Second place went to Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis with their live album ‘Life To Everything’ and third place was Christine Tobin’s collection of Leonard Cohen's work, ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’.

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