Edith Lettner | Edith Lettner's Freemotion Taking Off (feat. Gerhard Graml, Gerhard Franz Buchegger & Stephan Brodsky)

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Edith Lettner's Freemotion Taking Off (feat. Gerhard Graml, Gerhard Franz Buchegger & Stephan Brodsky)

by Edith Lettner

Original compositions of contemporary music and Jazz comprising an eclectic range of influences.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Schönberg Blues
3:38 album only
2. Q- Train
6:55 album only
3. Lax
5:11 album only
4. Lost
9:26 album only
5. Doktor Gupta
7:41 album only
6. Passage
6:18 album only
7. Blue 'n' Purple
6:55 album only
8. Alert
7:49 album only
9. Who's That From
5:34 album only
10. Treibholz / Driftwood (Live)
12:39 album only
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Album Notes
“Our jazz compositions are influenced by a pretty eclectic range of music.” – Edith Lettner

And so it is with moods and textures that vary from swing to African tinged melodies, the composer duties [being] shared with Lettner who said: “I invited the other members to contribute some of their own compositions.”

The CD has an appropriate title: Taking Off. And that’s exactly what this quartet does from the first note onward with well integrated ensemble and solo work, Lettner’s horn always fronting the group though she never imposes her will upon the other players, giving them equal time to solo. The music is compact and right there. Filled with so many moods and colors. Comping, swinging, juxtaposing ideas, sounds, feelings.

Lettner has this unique, trippy inside revelation of sound energies. Bright. Happy yet suddenly filled with dark auras and restraint and the other members follow suit with perfect (h)earing and harmonies. She has a tight full melodic sound/tone . . . Clarity and density.
Jazz as innovator. As progressive historian whose architecture comes in all forms. The foundation for the intermingling of all musical languages, be it African, European, American or that which has not yet been found and/or named.

With this CD Lettner and company bring disparate genres of Jazz together, providing evidence for the proven and yet to be proven. Here we are steeped in daring yet practical decisions. The artist alone with his or her river to cross and the artist who jumps right in. Lettner and the others are not afraid to take the leap. Listen. Challenge yourself. Absorb. Then take that leap with them.

Steve Dalachinsky – Berlin September 2017



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