Trumpeter Manuel Mengis 3rd Hat release, 8 original compositions of sophisticated and enjoyable modern jazz from a sextet with dual sax and guitar leads.
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Catalog ID: Hatology684
Squidco Product Code: 12147
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded December 11-13, 2008 at Artefax Studios, Lausanne by Claude Kamber.
Reto Suhner-alto saxophone & alto clarinet
Roland von Flue- tenor saxophone & bass clarinet
Flo Stoffner-electric quitar
Marcel Stalder-electric bass
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1. Plant Life 5:02
2. End Of A Record Breaker 9:49
3. Bling Bling Cowboy 8:33
4. Luscious Delirium 4:32
5. Sustain The Gain 6:18
6. The Opposite Of Spring 3:22
7. How Mario Tut Tut Got Super Wow Wow 9:54
8. We Come In Peace 4:30
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"Is three the magic number? For many jazz musicians it's an important one. Every record is of course significant, but the third is often more closely scrutinised. In this sense, it's both a great opportunity and a niggling pressure: the chance to really begin cementing a good name, with a little weight of added expectation. Manuel Mengis, however, did not feel any of this. He even identifies a more relaxed approach than his two previous releases, partially due to shifting priorities in life. An atmosphere of light, easy contentment shines through the music- Mengis and the Gruppe 6 are really enjoying themselves, free of any kind of external strain. And the pleasure is contagious."-Frederick Bernas, from the liner notes
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Lionel Friedli (born 1975 in Moutier) is a Swiss jazz percussionist. He has performed with Christoph Stiefel Inner Language Trio, Christy Doran's Bunter Hund, Christy Doran's New Bag, Heiri Känzig Quintet, Le Pot, Lucien Dubuis Trio, Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6, Nicolas Masson Parallels, OZMO, Qoniak, Sarah Buechi's THALi, Vera Kappeler Trio, Whisperings-Squidco, Discogs 2/19/2018
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