New Pirouet Records release: Robert Landfermann - Brief (Release: 19 October, 2018 Pirouet Records)

Robert Landfermann
Release: 19 October, 2018
Label: Pirouet Records (LC 12741)
Cat-No. CD: PIT3103
UPC/EAN: 4 260041 181038

Christian Weidner (alto sax)
Sebastian Gille (tenor sax)
Elias Stemeseder (piano)
Robert Landfermann (bass)
Jim Black (drums)

Co-founder of the influential Klaeng Jazzkollektiv in Cologne, Germanbassist Robert Landfermann has been a member of the ground-breaking Pablo Held Trio since the band's inception in 2005, and has worked with such major voices as Joachim Kühn, Tomasz Stanko, Django Bates, John Taylor, Lee Konitz, and John Scofield. Landfermann's quintet has been together since 2014, and he enthuses, "This is something of a dream band for me." It began with Landfermann wanting to especially play with two of the top musicians on the German scene, alto saxophonist Christian Weidner and tenor saxophonist Sebastian Gille: "They're both unbelievable; their sounds are unmistakable, and they both inspire me." AllAboutJazz hailed Weidner as "a rare original voice" with a "finely focused artistic vision", while Jazz Station labeled Gille"a jazz musician whose music has stylistic coherence, highly cultivated intensity, and absorbing tonal beauty."It was then only for Robert to grab drummer Jim Black and pianist Elias Stemeseder, two of his favorite players with whom he had been working off and on over the last few years. Born in 1967, American Jim Black is the oldest musician of the group. One of the leading players of his generation, Black is esteemed for his ability to play any kind of music, as well as his playing passion. Born in 1990, Austrian pianist Elias Stemeseder is the youngest in the quintet. Besides his work with Black in various venues, Elias has been involved with bands that included Anna Weber and Nels Cline. Landfermann says that "Elias has a very unusual way of employing the instrument's possibilities, but his intention is always crystal-clear."
Robert writes music that fits the musicians' styles, and yet, no player grabs the limelight: "The music comes first, and everyone works on that assumption."...

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