Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kiesewetters Gammarama - The Mission (UNIT RECORDS 2017)

Woodwind and composer Jan Kiesewetter ventures forth on 'The Mission', his band's second release. While the debut 'For the Cats' (2014) already veered towards euphonious originality its successor 'The Mission' intensily advances another cornerstone in Kiesewetter's sonic cosmos.

He takes his musicians, guitarist Bernd Huber, double-bass player Uli Fiedler and drummer Tilman Herpichböhm on quite a trip. A trip to artisticly phrase his innate fondness for music. A trip that retains the fascination and the evidently endless delight in playing and experimenting. 

'The Mission' sounds as blythely and boundless as a freshly recorded superb live gig. Swiss jazzlabel UNIT has released a contemporary feast for the ears.

1. The Pony 7:33
2. The Real Birdman 4:29
3. The Mission Suite: Preface 4:12
4. The Mission Suite: Main Part 8:59
5. The Mission Suite: Epilogue 5:18
6. Personal Work Song 5:54
7. Under Pressure 5:34
8. Hangin' Out (Nicely Exhausted) 8:01

Jan Kiesewetter - Saxophones, Clarinet, Composition
Bernd Huber - Electric guitar
Uli Fiedler - Double bass
Tilman Herpichböhm - Drums

All compositions by Jan Kiesewetter
Recorded at Realistic Sound Studio, Munich, Germany
Recording date: May 16 & 17, 2016
Studio engineer and mixing by Florian Oestreicher
Mastering by Moritz Illner
Produced by Jan Kiesewetter and Uli Fiedler