Frank Möbus

Risky Business - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9407-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94072 8
  • German Release: 01/07/2002
  • Genre: Guitar Jazz

"Witzig, schräg und dabei kunstvoll inszeniert. Schon werden die drei Berliner ‚als wichtigste Vertreter des deutschen Avantgarde-Jazz’ gefeiert." (SPIEGEL)

Only digitally available

A gasp went up in the German newspapers’ arts pages when "Love Me Tender", Der Rote Bereich’s first album on Act, was released. Frank Zappa once stated that "Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells bad". The music of guitarist Frank Möbus’s trio is alive and kicking, and it has no hint of that "bad smell". Instead: rattling compositions, curving, twisting solos, screaming group interplay - music as a roller-coaster ride. In this case a ride where you’re facing backwards - you can’t see the next loop coming. Whether it’s New Thing, rock ‘n’ roll, or twelve-tone rows, the three men with the long sideburns and over-the-top suits have raised volatile insinuation to the level of a stylistic device. So buckle up and listen even more closely, otherwise you’ll miss everything. That went for before, that goes for now.Becau...

line up

Frank Möbus - guitar
Rudi Mahall - bass-clarinet
Oliver Bernd Steidle - drums

Recording Information

Recorded and mixed by Hrólfur Vagnsson at Tonstudio Vagnsson, Hamburg, March 2002
Mastered by H. J. Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics, Northeim
Produced by Frank Möbus