A PERSONAL SUITE
Ralf Ruh Trio
The pianist Ralf Ruh distinguishes himself through an unmatched effortlessness with which he paints all shades of dynamics: From the sparkling lightness of individual tones to powerful, emotive chord sequences, from effervescent, pearly scales to dramatic, crashing cadenzas. Following in the footsteps of his idol Oscar Peterson, Ralf, too, is a masterful comping musician with a strong sense of the various moods and modes of jazz, with a breathtaking harmonic and melodic fluidity, and in possession of an unusually high degree of pianistic skill and virtuosity. Intensity, creativity, vitality coupled with sensitivity and playfulness best characterize his piano playing.