Ever since the beginning of his career, the centre of Michael Wollny's creation has been his trio, with Eva Kruse on the bass and drummer Eric Schaefer. The success story of this magical triangle began with ‘call it’ in 2005, within the framework of the ACT Young German Jazz series. The trio's secret: the unique combination of outstanding technique and individual skills, inexhaustible creativity and instinctive interaction. "Wollny, Kruse and Schaefer save German jazz" said the Süddeutsche Zeitung back then, and die Zeit even spoke of the "world's most exciting piano trio". With the follow-up albums II and 3, the trio advanced to the embodiment of young German jazz. Just how unrivalled this dream team currently is in their national jazz scene is proven by its winning the ECHO Jazz award for the best national ensemble performance of the year again. Powerful, modern, emotional, intelligent, masterly, full of energy and open in every direction – Wasted & Wanted is a conclusive answer to the question of the future of German jazz.