Martin Auer Quintet
Horn an Horn

J4E 4762

Martin Auer (tp, flh), Florian Trübsbach (as, ss, cl), 
Jan Eschke (p), Andreas Kurz (b), Bastian Jütte (dr)

Recorded live by Bayerischer Rundfunk 15.10.2002 "Leerer Beutel" Regensburg and 2003 by Edgar Fux 


Martin Auer, living in his adopted city Berlin, has assembled in his quintet young top musicians who - with energy and a mind of their own - are presenting their musically varied compositions. The today 24 to 30 years old met first during their student days and in the Bundesjazzorchester. The confidence built up by six years teamwork enables them to keep the emotional flow in polished compositions and to leave behind all bonds. Originally resident in Bavaria the band now comes together to concerts and tours from all over the country. They are performing at radio stations, jazz clubs and jazz festivals; the Martin Auer Quintet also was invited by the Goethe Institute to play in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. After its debut-CD "Crossman" (2002, Nabel-Records) the quintet releases now its second CD"Horn an Horn". 

After a concert of the Martin Auer Quintet in Mainz Klaus Mümpfer writes in JazzPodium 12/2003: …"One side  of this formation of the young trumpet player is powerplay in Hardbop tradition with trips to freely pulsing modernity, the other chamber music-like finely chased play. ... The unison passages of saxophone and trumpet, the thrilling dynamics, the changes between lyric and ecstacy as well as the roots in Bebop tradition are the characteristics of this technically and artistically impeccable quintet from both German "capital cities" Berlin and Munich. ..." 

Martin Auer (tp) studied trumpet and composition in Mannheim and Berlin. His music career has early been influenced by lessons with Clark Terry, Ack van Rooyen, Bobby Shew and Gerard Presencer. The bandleader played with various German and European big bands, among others the Summit Jazz Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Thilo Wolf Big Band and the German-French Jazz Ensemble. He toured of England, Romania and America.

Florian Trübsbach (as, ss) studied saxophone and classic composition in Munich and Hamburg. He was lucky to play with personalities like Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Hans-Werner Henze, Bill Holman and Joe Lovano. He toured of Moldavia, Japan and South Africa. He was awarded with the Bayerische Staatsförderpreis for young musicians. 

Jan Eschke (p) is, after his piano studies, a demanded musician, above all in the South German jazz scene. He worked with Johannes Enders, Rebekka Bakken, Charlie Mariano and Charly Antolini. Close to classical and folkloric music forms - he won the folk music prize 2000 of Baden-Wurttemberg - he gives the quintet special accents.  

Andreas Kurz (b) studied classical double-bass in Munich and played in the Landesjugendjazzorchester  Bayern and in the Bundesjazzorchester. Numerous national and international concerts (with Falk Willis, Bobby Shew, Peter O`Mara, Johannes Enders, Roman Schwaller) confirm his extraordinary talent.

Bastian Jütte (dr) studied jazz drumming in Mannheim. He is member of Jürgen Seefelder`s quartet "Jazzforce" and played with well-known musicians like Tom van der Geld, Tony Lakatos, Maria Schneider  and Johannes Enders. Further he became known by various international festivals, for example La VilletteParis, Yokohama Jazz Promena-de, North Sea Jazz Festival Den Haag, Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz an der Donau a.o.
Festival, Jazz an der Donau etc.