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Dr. Syros

Joint Practice

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917346527
  • Catalog number CR 73465
  • Release date 02 November 2018
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About the album

In times like these you need groups. Bands. Bringing people together within a creative process. Calling on this plain fact Stuttgart native Martin Sörös promptly brought together four of the most sought-after and prolific musicians of the young German jazz-scene and founded his r’n’b infused jazz-ensemble Dr. Syros.

Dr. Syros is a band that clearly bears the obvious signature of its’ name-giver, as most of the compositions are written by Sörös but of course being a band everybody is involved in the process of finding a musical identity.

Take Munich-based trumpeter Julian Hesse for example who during the past years has established himself as an inventive and
technically superb instrumentalist and composer, or Daniel Mudrack, who is not only a sublime drummer, but also responsible for
innovative sound concepts as can be heard on the debut album. Grounded by gig-hardened bassist and jazz-laureate Sebastian Schuster the band is indeed moving forward leaving behind stereotypes, not giving a dime about styles and definitions.

Whether one wants to call it jazz or hiphop is up to the critics – fact is that four intriguing musicians come together celebrating the musical moment. Doesn’t mean that there are no role models. After all Martin Sörös - mostly on the fender Rhodes in this project - has been awarded prize after prize for his congenial obeisance to grand master Chick Corea. It just seems natural that the band would be the opener for Corea’s performance at the “Jazz Open Night” Stuttgart in late 2017.

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