mixture of own compositions and newly interpreted jazz
This quartet doesn´t want to replay jazz standards but
to find new interpretations. Rhythm and innovation come
first; the arrangements are tight and swinging.
On this close carpet rolled out by the rhythm section
the first class-singer Sonja Freitag extends and
presents her scatted Bebop lines. Sonja Freitag not only
sings some songs, but also writes them partly herself,
and she is a musician of significance. With her natural
feeling of swing and her glowing scat improvisations she
makes, together with the rhythm section, the music
Further are on board piano player Michael Flügel, who
captivates with energetic and virtuos soli as well as
composer, and bassist Marco Kühnl from Nuremberg whose
trademarks are a rich bass sound, brilliant soli and
tight, swinging bass lines. Bandleader Joe Nied is known
for his mature technique and perfect timing. He pushes
the formation forward by his drum. His focus lies on the
whole quartet´s sound - not the individuum should stand
in the centre but the four musicians together.
The music of the album "About Love" offers a wide range
of feelings: from serene to sad, from contemplative to
overwhelming, from balladesque to fervently swinging.
Thus jazz becomes a very special experience!