If someone wanted to compile a “Who’s Who” of European jazz music, the pianist and composer Klaus Ignatzek would certainly deserve an especially extensive entry in it. There is a definitely good reason for the critics continually considering him to be among the leading keyboard artists of this continent and for his numerous CD and LP recordings having received excellent reviews down the line. No matter whether he plays solo or in quintet, Ignatzek always succeeds in arousing his audience’s enthusiasm, thanks to his richly nuanced performance on the piano in connection with the original compositions.