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Stories to Tell

by Thomas Faist

Tuneful jazz-originals by saxophonist Thomas Faist with lots of soul and lyricism, tastefully arranged for a well balanced quintet featuring Filip Wisniewski on guitar, Walter Lang on piano, Thomas Stabenow on bass and Rick Hollander on drums.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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1. Going Places
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2. Nothing New Under the Sun
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3. Phoenix
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4. No Big Deal Mr. Important
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5. Minor Days
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6. Longing
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7. Happy With You
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8. Lola
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9. Soulmates
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10. Untouchable
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11. Slow River
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12. On the Edge
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13. Hard Rocks
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
„Stories To Tell“ is Thomas Faist´s fourth Album as a leader.
It was recorded June 20 and 21, 2014 in Munich at Pirouet Studio.
Engineer: Jason Seizer, Mastering Christoph Stickel, Photo: Katharina Hoppe, Design: Harald Fersch

Thomas Faist Biography:
Thomas Faist was born May 14th, 1957 in Memmingen/Germany.
He started playing piano at the age of eight, switched to trumpet and discovered saxophone as his favorite instrument at the age of twelve. After finishing school he made his diploma at the Jazz-School Munich, with the great Sal Nistico as sax-teacher. He went to Boston's Berklee College of Music for further studies. Years later he took up his study again and graduated at the "Richard Strauss Konservatorium München" with the "Staatliche Musikreife".
1980 he received an award for interpretative art from the city of munich.
His professional practice started around 1976 being a member of the soul-band "Ruby & the Mudflaps". He attracted the attention of trumpet-player Dusko Goykovich, who hired him for his Munich Big Band. Several radio-productions and a TV-show with singer Etta Cameron followed.
1978 Thomas Faist joined the Joe Haider Sextet, which frequently performed at the famous Munich Jazzclub Domicile. Many club-engagements followed including own formations with musicians like Harry Sokal, John Schröder, Costa Lukas, Larry Porter and Herman Breuer. He did a film-music for Lutz Konermanns movie "Aussenaufnahmen".
1979 Faist performed with the "The Unique Munich Saxophone Choir" (Roman Schwaller, Franc St. Peter,Leszec Zadlo, Roger Janotta,Erica Lindsay, Joe Nay) at the Donaueschinger Musiktage and became a member of the Klaus Weiss Sextett.
1982 he joined the Swiss jazz group "Baumann-Hämmerli-Sextett" for a South-America tour. They also toured Switzerland and performed at the international Jazzfestival in Zurich (Live-LP) and Lugano.
1983 he joined "Alto-Summit" with Rocky Knauer, Larry Porter, Billy Elgart, Allan Praskin and Frank St. Peter, performed with "Munich Reeds" (Leszec Zadlo, Günther Glatt, Billy Elgart) at the Jazzfestival Hildesheim and played performances with piano-player Paul Grabovski´s group "Clocks".
1984 he became member of the "Deutsch-Französisches-Jazzensemble"(DFJE) under the leadership of Albert Mangelsdorf and Jenny Clark. Performances at the Paris-Jazzfestival, in Marseille and Lille followed. He participated in a radio-production with the "Deutsch- Französische Vielharmonie" as a soloist, playing works of Wolfgang Dauner, Martial Solal, François Jeanneau and Alexander v. Schlippenbach. He became a longtime-member of the Al Porcino Big-Band, performing 1987 at the Burghausen-Jazz-Festival featuring the famous sax-player Al Cohn.
1988 Faist toured with the musical "West Side Story", joined the Harald Rüschenbaum Sextet (Peter Tuscher, Thomas Zoller) and played regular gigs with the Gerry Hayes Octet in the Munich jazz-club Allotria. He founded the Thomas Faist Quartet with Peter O´Mara, Henning Sieverts and Wolfgang Haffner and did a radio broadcast life performance.
1991 Frankfurt-Jazzfestival with the ensemble "Les Affairs Piaf".
1992 he attended the Thilo Wolf Big Band and participates in Bavarian TV Broadcasts ("Swing It"), played at the Burghausen Jazz Festival and recorded a CD.
1996 Thomas Faist founded a new Quartet with Walter Lang, Wil Woodard and Rick Hollander and recorded his first CD: "Visionary". He performed and recorded with the BR-Radio-Symphonie-Orchestra the "Sinfonia Domestica" by Johann Strauss with Lorin Maazel conducting, he became member of the Max Neissendorfer Sextet and performed with the BR-Symphonie-Big-Band.
1999 he toured with "Art-Bop" (Michael Lutzeier, Peter Tuscher, Klaus Raible, Sava Medan, Rick Hollander), performances included the Aspen Jazz Festival, Aspen/Colorado.
2000 he received an invitation to the Jakarta Jazz Festival and performed for Indonesian TV with trumpet-player Peter Tuscher and an Indonesian jazz-combo.
2001 Thomas Faist recorded his second CD "Visionary" with Walter Lang, Franz Weyerer, Thomas Stabenow and Rick Hollander. Besides he toured with the Rick Hollander Quintet playing the music of the Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
2003 he founded the Thomas Faist Trio with Helmut Nieberle and Sava Medan.
2007 Thomas Faist recorded his third Album "Me We" with Johannes Faber replacing Franz Weyerer on trumpet.
2009 his quintet performed an one week engagement and radio broadcast live-recording at the Jazzclub Unterfahrt with Filip Wisniewski on guitar replacing Johannes Faber. Over the years he regularly performed with his Quintet at the Unterfahrt. He composed and arranged many tunes for this formation and released part of it on his three CD's.
2011/12 Performances with the Danny Felber Big Band in Zurich and St. Moritz / Switzerland and the ensemble of composer, arranger and trumpet-player Rich Laughlin.
Thomas Faist´s Website: www.thomas-faist.de

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