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Intakt CD 397

Drummer and bandleader Jim Black has been one of the most influential figures in progressive jazz since the nineties. In this new formation, Black brings together the young musicians Asger Nissen, Julius Gawlik, Felix Henkelhausen, who are among the most original and articulate voices of European jazz innovation, with the same basic instrumentation as two of the greatest bands Black has propelled and helped shape from behind the kit: Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and the collective Endangered Blood. The music of this energetic quartet has a feverish intensity and from the first note the quartet’s music goes straight for the jugular. Many influences and ideas come together without ever resorting to genre-hopping. “The music thrives on immediacy, and in some ways it’s a visceral rejection of any kind of passivity”, writes Peter Margasak in the liner notes.

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released February 17, 2023

Asger Nissen: Alto Saxophone
Julius Gawlik: Tenor Saxophone
Felix Henkelhausen: Acoustic Bass
Jim Black: Drums

All compositions by Jim Black (Strufa Music, BMI). Recorded August 17 and 18, 2022, at Hansa Studios, Berlin, by Nanni Johansson. Assistant Engineer: Kian Moghaddamzadeh. Mixed November 20, 2022 by Jim Black and Michael Brändli at Hardstudios, Winterthur. Mastered in December 2022 by Michael Brändli at Hardstudios, Winterthur. Cover art: EmC Splinter. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Peter Mar- gasak. Photos: sik. Produced and published by Intakt Records.


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