About the album
On Saturday February 15th, Felix Schlarmann (1982) will present “Counterlife”, his first album as a leader, at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Over the past years, Felix focused on being a bandleader and composer, in addition playing with numerous other projects.
This versatile drummer’s music consists of fragile melodies and energetic explosions; an emotional sound filled with contradiction.
Schlarmann earned his reputation in the Dutch Jazz scene as the drummer of the power jazz group BRUUT! with which he has performed all over the globe, as well as with the famous Dutch saxophone player Jasper Blom, with whom he brings the music of Franz Schubert to the big stages with the group Mechanical Duck.
The musicians in Felix Schlarmann’s group belong to the rising stars of the young Dutch scene: Piano player Franz von Chossy created a name for himself all over Europe and beyond. Saxophone player Lars Dietrich earned his stripes, as part of the New York jazz scene, by working with many great musicians such as John Escreet and David Binney. Floris van der Vlugt worked with countless artists in the Netherlands and has just started his own young all-star septet ”Windkracht 7”. Young British bass player Pat Cleaver managed to become one the most wanted players in the country, in just a few years.
“Beautiful and well played contemporary Jazz of the highest order” - David Liebman