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ZUR SCHONEN AUSSICHT ~ WILLKOMMEN ZUHAUSE
WHYPLAYJAZZ 031 (Barcode: 4250459990315) ~ GERMANY ~ Jazz

Recorded: 2015 Released: 2016

This is the debut album by the German trio Zur Schonen AussichtFind albums by this artist, comprising of guitarist Joachim WespelFind albums by this artist, saxophonist Paul BerberichFind albums by this artist and drummer Florian LauerFind albums by this artist. The album was recorded "live in the studio" and presents ten original compositions, seven by Wespel, two by Berberich and one by Lauer. These young musicians are representatives of the "Dresden School", which is developing under the supervision of the German Jazz legend Gunter SommerFind albums by this artist.

The music, although highly improvised, is based on clear melodic themes and mixes modern Jazz with some Improvised Music and even Rock elements. The result is a very interesting and expressive amalgam of cross-genre explorations, which is quite accessible to the general Jazz audience.

The pre-composed themes are all very solid and might have been played with a much more conservative approach, but the trio wisely takes them in unexpected directions. There is however a lot of close cooperation, including many unisono parts between the guitar and saxophone, which point out to the music being well rehearsed and planned in advance.

Overall the trio plays very unique music, floating between composed and improvised planes, often swiftly changing tempi and using dramatic climaxes. The album offers a fascinating musical journey, which is absorbing from start to finish with no weak points or senseless wandering. The level of musicianship is excellent and heart worming considering the young age of the musicians.

As usual with the WhyPlayJazzFind albums on this label label´s releases, the journey of the discovery of highest quality of contemporary European Jazz and Improvised music continues!
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