Hans Lüdemann



Hans Lüdemann, piano/electronics
Aly Keita, Balaphon/Sanza (Cote d‘Ivoire)
Christian Thomé, drums/percussion/electronics

Trio Ivoire „Trio Ivoire shows that even in the 21st century discoveries are possible.“ (JAZZthetik)
The TRIO IVOIRE is unique in instrumentation and musical scope, melting personal roots of African, European and Jazz traditions and uniting African balafon with piano, drums and electronics to create a contemporary sound that is without comparison. This has little to do with traditional African music, but a lot with finding artistic expression in a globalized reality. On the search of transporting traditional African instruments into the modern world on one hand, looking for new ways of expression in piano and Jazz music on the other, two worlds are approaching each other that seem far apart.
„You could go to an entire festival and not see musicians enjoying themselves half as much as the three men that make up the Trio Ivoire ... Don’t miss them.“ (Andrew Iliff, Hifalutin, Harare/Zimbabwe, May 2007)

New CD „Across the Oceans“
The TRIO IVOIRE, founded 1999 in Abidjan/Ivory Coast, is now releasing its 3rd CD „Across the oceans“ with ENJA RECORDS – flying across the seas with impressions from several recent African tours with the help of singer/Mbira player Chiwoniso from Zimbabwe. The TRIO IVOIRE works with guest artists Chiwoniso, Dobet Gnahoré and Tata Dindin. Tours in Europe, Africa and the USA are scheduled for 2009/2010.

Review: Die Welt, 27.2.2012 (pdf, german, 135 kb)

More informations see www.trioivoire.com


Hans Lüdemann TRIO IVOIRE Timbuktu 2014 Intuition. Supported by Kunststiftung NRW Video
Hans Lüdemann TRIO IVOIRE Across the Oceans 2009 ENJA listen
Hans Lüdemann TRIO IVOIRE Touching Africa 2006 RISM/Alive
Trio Ivoire (Lüdemann/Keita/Argüelles) Trio Ivoire 2002 ENJA-Records

Other projects

Hans Lüdemann Solo


Hans Lüdemann - Sebastién Boisseau - Dejan Terzic


Reiner Winterschladen - Hans Lüdemann

Die Kunst des Trios

Hans Lüdemann - Toumani Diabaté

A discography and biography, reviews etc. to download.