>>> World Premiere on XV Festival Jazz Bez 2015 in Ukraine and Poland <<<
This brand new high energy quartet will be
first time on tour December 2015 !!!
December-04, Luzk, Ukraine
December-06, Lviv, Ukraine
December-09, Wroclaw, Poland
December-10, Lublin, Poland
SABIR MATEEN – alto & tenor saxophones, flute, clarinets, poetry
JOHANNES BAUER – trombone
MARK TOKAR – double bass
KLAUS KUGEL – drums, percussion
SABIR MATEEN’s enduring presence which no-one can ignore within the scene of improvisational music has made him protagonist of one chapter in Phil Freeman’s book “New York Is Now! The New Wave of Free Jazz”.
He began playing with Horace Tapscott’s Pan African People’s Arkestra almost four decades ago. Although he played with Sun Ra, he did not join the Arkestra, in favor of going his own way. He has played all over the US and around the world and is a big participant in the improv music scene, performing and recording with Test, the One World Ensemble, Tenor Rising (all with fellow Earth Person Daniel Carter), Sunny Murray’s bands, the Raphe Malik Quartet, Alan Silva, Kali Fasteau, Butch Morris, Bill Dixon, William Hooker, and many others. When in New York and not playing venues such as the Knitting Factory and the Cooler, Mateen has performed on subway platforms and at various underground happenings.
„ … JOHANNES BAUER is a trombonist unlike any I’ve seen before. A good deal of what Bauer played were vocalizations and breath sounds projected through his horn. When he did play notes, they could be almost too soft too hear or so loud that they splatter against the back wall and bounce back.“ – Bob Pomeroy
„ … But that isn’t the extent of his breath control, soon the instruments in his mouth appear to double as the single mouthpiece concentrated blowing in joined by Bauer simultaneously mumbling through his bell.“ – Ken Waxman
„I’ve praised the qualities of both Kugel and Tokar before … Both men are extremely precise instrumentalists with a shared musical vision of sculpting jazz into a more universal musical language.“ – Stef Gijssels, Freejazz-stef
„MARK TOKAR is a key figure in the Ukrainian jazz scene“ – AllAboutJazz
„Tokar’s larger-than-life tone and impeccable intonation is front-and-center … „ – John Vincent Barron, Jazzreview.com
„Drummer KLAUS KUGEL is one of Central Europe’s busiest and most articulate modern jazz drummers … he treads the boundary between inside and outside playing in a particularly incisive way; always listening and never getting caught up in his own considerable chops.“ – Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz
booking: BE1TWO, Jimi Wunderlich, Germany
cell (Europe): +49-176-6460 0553