The chamber jazz super group of the German saxophonist Daniel Erdmann makes its debut in Estonia during six concerts from December 6th to 11th. This truly European trio formed with French violinist Théo Ceccaldi and English percussionist Jim Hart performs the music of its latest album Won’t Put No Flag Out. They invite the Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär to join in on four concerts, the last one being at Jazzkar’s Jõulu Jazz (Christmas Jazz) in Tallinn on December 11th.

The term “Chamber Jazz” is much overused, almost as much as the word “Supergroup”, and yet Won’t Put No Flag Out by Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution is undoubtedly both. With Théo Ceccaldi on violin and Jim Hart on vibes, this is a genuine European Supergroup playing intricate and intelligent chamber jazz. This is the second album from the Velvet Revolution issued, like the first, by the increasingly impressive and prolific Hungarian label BMC (Budapest Music Centre). The Velvet’s first prizewinning album A Short Moment Of Zero G came out in 2015 and since then the trio have clearly been performing together and working in the studio, with the result that their sound is even more integrated and intuitive.
Peter Slavid – London Jazz News

Jim Hart, Daniel Erdmann, Théo Ceccaldi (c) Nicolas Dhont

Daniel Erdmann tells about Jaak Sooäär:
“I met Jaak Sooäär at the end of the nineties on a tour with the European Youth Jazz Orchestra, and it was “love at first sound“, we decided right away to start a duo that went on playing and recording for a couple of years. The last years we did not have the chance to play together,  so I am happy and excited to be able to invite Jaak as a special guest with my band Velvet Revolution. I think that the approach of the band, playing melodies, structures and not fearing clichés, in our own free way, fits very nicely to his style. ”

Daniel Erdmann
 tenor saxophone
Théo Ceccaldi violin
Jim Hart vibraphone

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution in Estonia from December 6th to 11th 2021
Mon 06/12  19:00 Põlva, kulttuurikeskus/ with Jaak Sooäär
Tue 07/12 19:00 Võru Kannel/ with Jaak Sooäär
Wed 08/12 19:00 Viljandi, Pärimusmuusika Ait/ with Jaak Sooäär
Thu 09/12 19:00 Abja Paluoja, Kulttuurimaja
Fri 10/12 19:00 Jõgeva, kulttuurikeskus
Sat 11/12 17:00 Tallinn, Kumu auditorium, Jõulujazz/ with Jaak Sooäär

Photos of the concert @ Jõulujazz, Jazzkaar / By Siiri Padar and Sven Tupits

Tour Production: Das Atelier
Tour Booking and tour management: Vapaat äänet
In cooperation with Uus Kontsert and Jazzkaar

Tour support:  Région Grand-Est, Drac Grand Est
In the frame of the French Nordic Jazz Transit – export and exchange program of the AJC – Association Jazzé Croisé

Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution
NEW CD: Won’t Put No Flag Out at BMC Records BMC CD 282 (2019)