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Joscha Arnold Quintet


  • Type CD
  • Label Double Moon Records
  • UPC 0608917113723
  • Catalog number DMCHR 71137
  • Release date 30 May 2014
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You should not use the word "exceptional musicians" carelessly, especially not for young jazz musicians who are presenting their first CD recorded together. However, you almost want to use the words when you listen to this CD. Not only because Jorge Rossy, who was the drummer in the now already legendary trio of Brad Mehldau from 1995 to 2005, wrote about Joscha Arnold in the booklet: "Welcome to Joscha Arnolds World… These textures, grooves, melodies, and harmony ring close to my heart in many ways." But also because he is so right. Relaxed, flowing melodies meander around exciting harmony sequences. You involuntarily think of the term "sustainability," which is not often used in music. The compositions radiate a high degree of recognition without immediately being worn out. At the same time, the harmonies provide the soloists with a solid basis for their excursions. How they are used – without putting on airs or the need to show off – leads you to suspect what a promising future the quintet has. This is especially so, since the five musicians have developed a great deal of maturity and individual charisma despite their youth (all were born in 1985 or 1986). All received their education and training in Switzerland and have played together for years, which results in distinct compactness of the band sound.

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