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Christian Pabst

German pianist and (film-) composer Christian Pabst is a true storyteller. While being deeply rooted and connected to the greats of jazz, Christian developed an original, strong and genre transcending voice as a pianist and composer. Finding inspiration not only in the arts but also in travelling and everyday life, his radiant music is very visual and inspires your imagination. “I want to create music that speaks to the heart and the mind alike” says the pianist. Growing up in a small German village close to the French border, Christian always listened as a kid to his brother playing their 1980’s home organ. He also wanted to play music and started to take piano lessons. Later, when he heard the local youth bigband for the first time, he felt instantly connected to jazz and improvisation. His thirst for knowledge and understanding of music led him to study jazz piano and film music at the renowned conservatories of Amsterdam, Paris and Copenhagen. Now, he’s playing concerts all over the world. Christian’s lyricism unfolds itself beautifully on his acclaimed records. The debut “Days of Infinity” (Challenge Records Int.) features the excellent trumpet player Gerard Presencer and was hailed by the international press. Jazzwise, the biggest British jazz magazine gave 4 stars and drew comparisons with EST. The follow-up “Song of Opposites” extends the trio beautifully with an international top-ensemble of strings, horns and voice

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”Brillant and deeply emotional” Musenblätter, Germany

“Pabst is a virtuoso on his instrument.” Der Kultur Blog, Germany

“Poetic, introverted and with great intimacy (…) deep, sophisticated but never over-complicated jazz aesthetics”

“a mysterious soundworld whose fundament is an intriguing balance between composition and improvisation”

“Days of Infinity is the group’s debut disc, and it resonates with the sound of a group that knows what it’s about. (...) On the disc, the trio functions impressively as a driving rhythm section

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JazzSick Records


Inner Voice



Strange Fish

Isolde Records


Song of Opposites

Housemaster Records


Days Of Infinity

Challenge Records



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