Zyklus 1 //

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Isotop, Berlin
Recording date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
Recording engineer: 
Andrew Levine
  • 1. Time (22:26)
  • 2. Timing (36:54)
  • 3. Out of Time (24:30)
  • 4. Timeless (31:33)

Bertrand Denzler – saxophone
Joel Grip – double bass
Sven-Åke Johansson – drums

ZYKLUS 1 #UMCD282920 FEB 2019
Denzler Grip Johansson (Neuköllner Modelle)

CD 1
01 – Time (22”)
02 – Timing (37”)
CD 2
01 – Out of time (25”)
02 – Timeless (32”)
All compositions by Denzler, Grip and Johansson.

“Zyklus 1” is the third album derived from the concentrated and productive work of the trio Denzler Grip Johansson (also known as Neuköllner Modelle), exploring new ways of interplay within a classic jazztrio setting. Through clear ideas about positioning and timing, and with the ample sound of gut strings, reeds, and skins, the trio members play and convey an extensive and expanding form.
The double CD includes a fold out poster with a drawing by Sven-Åke Johansson and liner notes by Seymour Wright on smelling music:
“The trio music on this record has a lot to do with jazz, and so seems to smell a lot like jazz with blues and ‘art’ connotation – its tools and makers reek of it.” (excerpt).
Recorded by Andrew Levine at Isotop, Berlin, on November 3 and 4 2017.
Co-produced by Umlaut Records and SÅJ Records.
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