Each performance and each album by the Michael Wollny Trio is like a fascinating road trip with unexpected stops. On Olso these are classical compositions by Debussy and Fauré. And for the simultaneously released Warburg songs by troubadour Scott Walker and jazz hero Bob Brookmeyer. The trio gives each song its own color, from dark and melancholic to bright and floating. Pianist Michael Wollny cannot be categorized and has his own unique take on music history. Classical piano in the vein of Schubert, soundtracks of Twin Peaks and Psycho, the poetic side of Bob Dylan and the funk of Prince: it all fits in his universe. What’s remarkable is that he has success without making compromises, especially in his native Germany, where he has reached the pop charts.