Dirk Balthaus - piano | Sven Schuster - bass | Sebastiaan Kaptein - drums
Dirk Balthaus is one of the most refined players in the country...
Klaas Koopman, Pianoworld (NL)
Dirk Balthaus is a beautiful pianist . He needs very few decorations to achieve beauty, he composes simplicity in all its ways... with bassist Sven Schuster and drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein he made a wonderful and refined album. ('Consolation')
René Steenhorst, Telegraaf (NL)
Dirk Balthaus created a wonderful musical mood with his marvelous trio. Poetic music that captures the ear, captures the heart.
Liner notes by Hein v/d Geyn
Balthaus is not the pianist who is looking for spectacle. He is looking especially for melody and ingenious harmonies. By doing this he covers the whole spectrum from slightly binding to impressive. His compositions Pandora and Song for Susan are making this Cd ('Consolation') more than worthy. These are little gems.
Toon Ouwehand, Jazzism (NL)
Pianist Dirk Balthaus let us hear the difference between making music and let music happen... His story-telling is again remarkable.
Frank Huser, Jazzflits (Benelux)