Amsterdam-based German jazz pianist Christian Pabst presents his third trio album: INNER VOICE. Working with an international lineup, Pabst and his long-term companions Marco Zenini (IT) on bass and Erik Kooger (NL) on drums have concocted eight originals sparkling with pure sound, lyric moods and thrilling improvisation. The press, when talking about Pabst, occasionally use attributes like „lyricist at the piano“ and „outstanding musical poet“. This might be due to the fact that his music is always based on a story, a very personal story in his mind: Pabst, who is also a seasoned movie score composer, sees himself as a programmatic narrator, thinking in pictures while writing and performing. In a certain way, this leads to virtual soundtracks that need no movie to accompany them. Thus Christian Pabst and his trio, who have their roots in the freedom of jazz, take the listener into the land of „cinematic sound“ where inventively composed passages alternate with expressive parts full of interaction and magical improvisation. Pabst, Zenini and Kooger combine the most diverse artistic and cultural influences into a unified musical poetry. The result, notwithstanding it‘s virtuosity and complexity, always remains tuneful and, beyond the boundaries of the jazz genre, appeals to the minds and hearts of listeners with all kinds of musical tastes.