Katarzyna Mycka is also known by critics as “the one who dances with mallets”. She has recorded a cross-section of her repertoire on over 10 CDs and commissioned numerous compositions.
Featuring largely original compositions rooted in the Hard Bop tradition, this album highlights a group of young musicians that show a great sense of musical maturity that defies their young age.
Any way you look at it, The Good Spirits – Part 2 is a great album and documents a band that is totally in sync with each other and characterized by intense musical interaction between the players.
Guido May is one of Germany’s top Jazz and Funk drummers with a list of credits that include the “creme de la creme” of the international jazz world. Perhaps best known for his long term collaboration with funk icon Pee Wee Ellis, Guido sees this album as a tribute to both Pee Wee and their 25 year long musical journey.
German based drummer Dirik Schilgen will release his latest album titled “Out Into New” on 9th of Sept. 2022 via Mons Records. This latest release is the forth album from Dirik as a band leader and follows his 2015 release “On The Move”.
This title is apt as both players have a broad and divers background across a number of styles and genres and these influences are successfully fussed in the performances captured on this recording.
With her extensive vocal range, sense of timing and stunning intonation, Franziska Loos has demonstrated on this recording that she is already a force to reckon with. The release of this album will hopefully make this clear to the rest of us.
Matthias Schwengler and Soulcrane have already established a unique sound in the world of jazz and this album takes this to the next level.
“Best Jazz Albums of 2022” (Jack Bowers, All About Jazz) – Tobias Hoffmann conducts an 18-piece aggregation that swells and sprawls with potent compositions favoring musical interchange and organic unity. Hoffmann promotes a solid group ethos throughout this tautly constructed program..
German vocalist Erik Leuthäuser has been described as a unicorn in the jazz scene. Based in Berlin, Erik has gained a strong reputation for his interpretations of repertoire from the Great American Songbook and in particular his series of Albums’ that focus in on the works of specific composers
With the Mingus Sessions, Denis Gäbel shows himself to be a musician at the top of his game as well as displaying the ability to put together a great cast of characters to tell this story of the music of Charles Mingus.
Joe Farrell, was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who primarily performed as a saxophonist and flutist. He is best known for a series of albums under his own name on the CTI record label and for playing in the initial incarnation of Chick Corea’s Return to Forever.
Terry Gibbs is one of the most legendary musicians in the world. He has seen and done it all. He has played with some of the greatest musicians in jazz history such as: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Buddy DeFranco, Tiny Kahn and many more.
MTJQ is led by pianist Kenneth Berkel and Saxophonist Niko Zeidler along with Alex Will and Johannes Koch on bass and drums. The quartet’s repertoire is stylistically rooted firmly in the jazz tradition while at the same time looking forward.
„… the rapport and the energy of the unit makes it worth a visit.“
Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail