Stephan Mattner merges some of the finest musicians from the jazz-scenes of Essen, and Cologne.
The music is much more than pure jazz with elements of film- and pop music, heavy and minimal - some good reasons to listen carefully...
„It was a delight to watch this young group progressively gain in both confidence and enjoyment as the set progressed, … . The compositions were characterful, notably some Kenny Wheeler-inspired melodic wordless pieces, in which vocalist Filippa Gojo was very effective in the kind of role in which Norma Winstone has excelled for decades.“
London JazzNews january 30th, 2015
Stephan Mattner: composer, tenor-sax, flute
Filippa Gojo: voice
John-Dennis Renken: trumpet
Katrin Scherer: alto-sax, clarinet
Wolf Schenk: bass-trombone
Roman Babik: keyboard
Andreas Wahl: guitar
Sebastian Räther: e-bass, electronics
Nils Tegen: drums
Dirk Lohmann: light design
... to the website of BEAM