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"On the Up and Up"

“While this music uses plenty of tempo modulations and a variety of rhythms, this record is not about abstraction – the music is simultaneously completely original and deeply rooted in tradition, and its energy is fully focused on a deep appreciation of melody.”

Jazzpodium, November, 2016

Glad As Can Be  - EPK

Witnessing Rick Hollander at his drum set is an experience to behold - so heartfelt and swinging - he's one with the rhythm he establishes.“


Badische Zeitung February 22, 2016

The young German guitarist Paul Brändle clearly knows his jazz history and has updated it into a contemporary idiom.“ concert review, February, 2016

“Brian Levy is a fascinating saxophonist who captivates the audience with his breathtaking technique, impressive sound and intense, in-the-moment playing.“

Badische Zeitung February 22, 2016

New York bassist Will Woodard provided a solid foundation for the group and shone with his imaginative soloing.“


Wertinger Zeitung, Februar 26, 2016

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