Friday, July 21, 2017

GERMANY/NETHERLANDS: Bazga-Abenteuer Statik(2017)

Abenteuer Statik

Evgeny Ring – alto saxophone
Uli Weber – guitar
Jort Terwijn – double bass
Hans Arnold – drums

 Bazga from Cologne, Leipzig and Nijmegen (NL) create intimate and intense moments of music. Lyrical and melancholically melodic, yet on the edge of drifting into rawness, they easily combine different musical influences and backgrounds, ranging from the raw spirit and attitude of post rock to the freedom and colouration of jazz and improvised music in general. The Band’s original compositions leave enough space for improvisation and interaction between these four protagonists and their instruments, levitating effortlessly, crossing chaotic soundscapes, reuniting in melodic unison, dissolving in calmness mutually. Bazga are known for the sparkling atmosphere and a wide range of dynamic variations they create while performing.