With Release, the gighly acclaimed Lisbeth Quartett presents a greatly anticipated album on Intakt Records. After twelve years and five albums, Charlotte Greve, who has just been awarded the German Jazz Prize for “Artist of the Year”, has relied on her intuitive sensibilities to create the new music for Release. The result is an album marked by sensitive interplay – a collection of stunningly subtle and melodically pronounced songs that are both gentle and powerfully fluid. Even if the musicians are across the world in Berlin or New York City, all traveling and working on their respective projects, they seem to meld and blend with ease because of their history together and their knowledge of each other’s instrumental styles. “They have all cultivated the ability to play their instruments gently and cleanly aligning with the style of even sounds and tone they have refined throughout their journeys together. Twelve years is a long time and the span of thousands of moments that they have shared having brought them to where they are today, working as a unit, creating new music in this post-modern era and continuing their legacy as a leading band in the international jazz landscape”, writes Jordannah Elizabeth in the liner notes.
Charlotte Greve: Saxophone, Composition
Manuel Schmiedel: Piano
Marc Muellbauer: Bass
Moritz Baumgärtner: Drums
All compositions by Charlotte Greve except “Le Mistral” by Marc Muellbauer. Recorded on November 30 and December 1, 2021, at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrück, by Nanni Johansson & Frida Claeson Johansson. Mixed on February 15, 2022, by Martin Ruch at Control Room, Berlin. Mastered on February 21, 2022, by Martin Ruch at Control Room, Berlin. Cover photo: Tracy Maurice. Graphic design: Fiona Ryan. Liner notes: Jordannah Elizabeth. Photo: Dovile Sermokas. Produced and published by Intakt Records, P.O. Box, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland.
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Easily one of my favorite albums. I mean of all time. For some reason, Dolphy's "Out to Lunch" keeps jumping in my head when I listen to this, although this album sounds almost nothing like that one. I think the connection is this: when I heard "Out to Lunch" for the first time, I had an overwhelming feeling that music would stay with me my entire life. I have the same feeling about this album. earleybr