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Tasting ALQ

by Andreas Lachberger Quartet

This Album consists of lyrical melodies, rich harmonies and a modern approach to Jazz, without forgetting the tradition. Just tasting a young high-level Jazz quartet playing the original music of Andreas Lachberger.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Leicht Erhöhter Puls
7:14 $0.99
2. Two or to W.
9:31 $0.99
3. Left Body
7:48 $0.99
4. Third Motion
8:21 $0.99
5. Fehlende Talente
7:12 $0.99
6. Sokaled Middletones
5:42 $0.99
7. Türkise Weihnachten Im Juli
6:16 $0.99
8. Sumo
7:56 album only
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Album Notes
Andreas Lachberger Quartet:

Andreas Lachberger - tenor & soprano sax, flute
Stephan Plecher - piano
Philipp Kienberger - double & electric bass
Hubert Bründlmayer - drums

Leicht erhöhter Puls („slightly raised pulse“) was composed on a day I started with mate-tea with a little bit of guarana in it, because I had to finish a big band arrangement on the same day. After I had some big espressos during the day and the arrangement was finally finished in the evening I was lying in my bed sleepless because of the imense amount of caffein and a melody was constantly playing in circles through my mind. So I got up, wrote it down and called it „Leicht erhöhter Puls“.

Two or to W. has its name because the melody nearly always starts on the second beat of the bar and because it is dedicated to the great composer and trumpet player Kenny Wheeler. The tune‘s inspiration came from an analysis I made of Wheeler‘s composition „W.W.“ recorded with Michael Brecker, John Taylor, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette on his album „Double, Double You“.

In the summer of 2012 my grandfather suddenly passed away and to think about something different I decided to sit at the piano just after the funeral. I ended up with an 11/8-pattern going through some chords, recorded it and improvised over it with the saxophone. After a short time I had written down the new piece Left Body and my mind was completely free from these sad feelings about my grandfathers death. A very cool experience!

The tune Third Motion arose out of a simple slash-chord study (merely major triads over bass-notes) and harmonically consists of three parts. The first section has a bass-pedal, in the second part the top-note of the chords is constant and the third section is just mixed. Due to the continuous motion of thirds in the melody it got its name.

The title of the ballad Fehlende Talente („missing talents“) has two meanings because the word talent also means an ancient unit of measurement of precious metal. From that point of view Fehlende Talente is dedicated to all humans who have to live with very little money in our money-based society.

Sokaled Middletones is a minor blues dedicated to my two main saxophone teachers during my studies at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität and the Konservatorium Wien University, Harry Sokal and Andy Middleton. I‘m deeply grateful for the support and the inspiration I got in this years through the lessons and the personal characters of these great musicians - thanks!

Türkise Weihnachten im Juli („turquoise Christmas in july“) I wrote two years ago and it‘s about a little mountain hike near the „Traunsee“ in Upper Austria i did with a good friend. The funny thing is that on the top of the mountain there was a fully decorated christmas tree in the middle of july.



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