Classical music, jazz, swing or klezmer? The clarinet is considered to be the instrument with the most multi-faceted range of timbres straight across all musical genres – and this has never been proved more convincingly than when Helmut Eisel is playing! With his “Talking Clarinet” and the boisterous vitality of his improvisations he already enjoys the reputation to be one of the most creative and versatile clarinetists and klezmer musicians in Europe.
The unique style of his Trio Helmut Eisel & JEM is based on the longstanding teamwork with his congenial partners Michael Marx (guitar / voice) and Stefan Engelmann (double bass) and is captivating by the closeness of the listeners to the musical event: at eye level with the musicians and connected in a vibrant dialogue.
Helmut Eisel & JEM – this means tension, pure fun an creeps, unplugged and singular again and again. “More than Klezmer” doesn’t fit in any pigeon-hole but is developing an opalescent spectrum of colours between klezmer, classic and jazz.
In october 2013 “Klezmer in the Air” was “Jazz-CD of the week” at the NDR Info channel.