V95: Jazz Thing Next

Album cover art for upc 0608917140729
Catalog: DMCHR71407

Andreas Pientka Ensemble

The Leipzig bassist Andreas Pientka sets massive, monumental music in scene with his tentet on "Tiefe Nacht” (trans.: Deep Night). Seven brass players – two trumpets, a trombone, a tuba and three saxophones – as well as a rhythm group composed of Pientka himself as well as the pianist Niklas Roever and the drummer Alex Parzhuber bring the music to life, and the flutist Camila Moukarzel-Ortega also intervenes occasionally in the action. Pientka actually composed this music for orchestra, but the Corona pandemic thwarted his goal and so he opted for this brass-heavy and much more jazz-inspired instrumentation. “I had the feeling that brass players can more easily switch between classical and jazz and, above all, improvise,” Pientka said, who has ample experience with wind instrument movements from his time with the JugendJazzOrchester of North Rhine-Westphalia andthe BundesJazzOrchester.

Price: $23.98