Max von Mosch Orchestra

Berlin Kaboom! - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9559-2
  • Barcode: 614427955920
  • German Release: 27/09/2013
  • Genre: Bigband

That "Berlin Kaboom!" sounds so stirring and alive is also due in part to the fact that it is not a calculated or cerebral studio production. The Unterfahrt jazz club provided the ideal environment to record this album live. Bigger ensembles are the trend right now. This one shows why!

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When a young jazz musician composes a suite and calls it "Berlin Kaboom!", it calls to mind the many young guns in the German capital's jazz scene. Saxophonist Max von Mosch, who does exactly this with his first own ACT album, has only lived in Berlin for two years, and despite being just 33 years of age, he is already an old hand and figurehead of German jazz.His career to date is inseparably linked to the name Max.bab, the quartet that Max von Mosch founded in 2000 together with a trio of friends from his school big-band: pianist Benedikt Jahnel, bassist Benjamin Schäfer and drummer Andi Haberl. They achieved immediate success by winning the national youth jazz competition "Jugend jazzt", and were from then on seen as the next big hope of German jazz. And rightly so, international accolades followed, famous collea...

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Max von Mosch / tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
Christian Weidner / alto sax
Gregor Bürger / baritone sax, bassoon
Andy Haderer / trumpet, flugelhorn
Matthias Schriefl / trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium
Adrian Mears / trombone, didgeridoo
Klaus Heidenreich / trombone
Christian Elsässer / piano, keys
Robert Landfermann / bass
Jonas Burgwinkel / drums

Recording Information

All titles composed by Max von Mosch

Produced by Max von Mosch
Co-Producer: Manfred Frei

Recorded live by Florian Oestreicher at Jazzclub Unterfahrt munich, July 26 -28, 2013
Mixing by Florian Oestreicher
Mastering by Christoph Stickel

Cover art photo: Jochen Littkemann