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High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

CD release on „Multikulti Project (PL)“ and concert tour in April 2015

High octane jazz quartet SWITCHBACK

Greene / Zimpel / Williams / Kugel

Mars Williams – saxophones, flutes
Waclaw Zimpel – clarinets, flutes, tarogato
Hilliard Greene – double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums


Tour dates:

April 16th, Leer, Kulturspeicher (DE)
April 17th, Bochum, Rottstr5 KUNSTHALLEN (DE)
April 18th, Dachau, Kultur-Schranne (DE)
April 20th, Zaporizhzhya, DK „Metalurgov“ (UA)
April 21st, Vienna, Martinschloessl (AT)
April 23th, Villach, Kulturhof:keller (AT)
April 24th, St. Johann, Alte Gerberei (AT)

about the musicians:

MARS WILLIAMS is one of the true saxophone players–someone who takes pleasure in the sheer act of blowing the horn. This tremendous enthusiasm is an essential part of his sound, and it comes through each note every time he plays. Whatever the situation, Mars plays exciting music. In many ways he has succeeded in redefining what versatility means to the modern saxophone player. – John Zorn, USA

WACLAW ZIMPEL’s name goes straight into the list of European jazzmen that gave new life to clarinet and bass clarinet, continuing Dolphy“s example: Surman, Sclavis, Trovesi, and the like. – Francesco Martinelli, Point Of Departure, USA, 2010
Polish composer/clarinetist Wacaw Zimpel is one of the most promising musicians from the European continent. – Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz, USA, 2012

HILLIARD GREENE’s fabulous arco bass mixes lyricism with a burning, literally ferocious desire of opening the listener’s mind. – Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, Italy, 2007
I found his composition to be extraordinary in its depth of emotion. Hill“s remarkable virtuosity and passion on his instrument and spiritual awareness was ever present throughout. – Margot Elizabeth Meyers, Jazz Improv, NY, USA, 2006

KLAUS KUGEL is one of Central Europe’s busiest and most articulate modern jazz drummers … he treads the boundary between inside and outside playing in a particularly incisive way; always listening and never getting caught up in his own considerable chops. – Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz, USA, 2013
These three discs … show Kugel as a drummer whose nearly boundless energy and imagination cannot be confined by neat categories. – Ed Hazel, Signal To Noise, USA, 2006

go to: www.switchback.inemu.com

Klaus Kugel
Graf Albert Strasse 34
51709 Marienheide
+49 1573 79 52 442

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