I came to Berlin first when I saw it was cheaper to fly there and knew it would be a good place to de-jetlag. There's always music options and it's a fun place to explore.
I wanted to stay in a different
area this time, but next time I should just stay close to b-flat again.
It's a great fallback can't miss place.
I think this band is
Czech. The instrumentation definitely appeals to me: 2 drumkits, tenor
sax, trombone, trumpet/flugelhorn, clarinet and bass clarinet. The
quartet at A-Trane looked good, too, I just felt more of a pull for this
show. I knew why when I saw the lineup. I enjoyed it a lot,
especially the tune with the long bass clarinet solo and the drum solo.
It was all so good.
There was another piece that featured the
trumpet in the 2nd set that I enjoyed a lot. He mainly played flugelhorn
when I was there and I kept wondering if I was going to hear the
Actually, I enjoyed all of it a lot. I got there in the
middle of the first set and table front and center was one of the few
open, just for me.
The drummers often played the same thing
together and it was very powerful. They also played different things at
times. There was one part where they were playing the same thing with
different tools - one had sticks while the other had brushes. Gotta
love a band with 2 drummers.
Here's an a google translate of the listing:
Karnusian...Tenorsaxophon / composition / / Simon
Fankhäuser...Schlagzeug / composition / / Lukas Bitterlin ... drums /
composition / / Domenic Landolf ... clarinet / / Lukas Roos ... bass
clarinet / / Matthias Spillmann ...Trompete / flugelhorn / / Silvio Cadotsch trombone ...
The pattern is a miniature orchestra musicians collective to Araxi Karnusian & Simon Fankhäuser. The
art of interpreting musical styles from Latin means Balkan Groove to
dixie-swing-like blues ballads manage the group to twinkle in his eye
stroke of genius! The music is full of innuendo and irritation of classical, jazz and world music, and just fun to listen to. Rhythmic
patterns, melodic metaphors, collages and harmonious collective
home-feelings of all parties to form the primordial soup in which has
developed a highly explosive mixture. It does not stand on it jazz, but it's a lot of jazz in it in this bottle. Plop! We should let the genie just the Schaffhausen stage.
"It's a brilliant debut album of the formation. Composed
"The miniatures of the saxophonist / composer Araxi Karnusian on the
created by the two stroke machine operators Simon Fankhauser and Dominic
Egli beats, tie a colorful bouquet of rare Stilabsurditäten and lyrical
collective plants: Shrill clarinets meet inclined plate, a quirky
saxophone and two rumbling drums
to ignite a colorful, full of percussive fireworks rapid mood changes.
"It says in the liner notes, and simultaneously hear you should, even if
it your truth. it meets my" Concerto
Dixie Balkans Impro World Beat "called the miniature orchestra his own
concept. Whoever thought behind it but another hip, but musically rather
schmalbrüstiges project, is quite wrong. On the 17 miniatures" Pro
Specie Rara "are rather demanding, highly intelligent and musically mature
compositions at the interface of contemporary improvised music and
classical music tradition. Araxi Karnusian, saxophonist and "guiding
spirit" of the two drums and five horns quite exotic occupied formation
has developed from beats of the drummers rhythmically, melodically and
harmonically complex pieces where
jazz changes, swing, Latin and chorale-like passages as on and start a
new dive as folklore set pieces, in the impressionist or strawinskyeske
sounds. An exciting, varied and remarkably mature album with great solo
performances. Hopefully this new species is rapidly spread beyond Switzerland. "Jazz Thing