For his new album “On Canvas”, the guitarist based his compositions on the charts of the era of pop and extravaganza.
Lacking dense air, stale beer, and sweat on the forehead of a man on the horn? In short: I haven’t been to the jazz club in a long time, have I? Bassist André Nendza offers the perfect alternative medicine: his new album “On Canvas” was recorded in Colon Loft, a studio theater that was missing only one thing during the recording sessions in Corona’s first spring: the audience. Other than that, the illusion of the club’s hot party is perfect: André Nendza based his books on the charts of the Great Age of Pop and Era, thus opening the door wide open to the solo leadership of Angelica Nessier (saxophone) and Matthias Bergmann on the Carnival. Sound engineer Christian Hick has sometimes meant he’s so good at separating Martin Sassi’s piano playing that the bass and third sound seem to come from two very different angles of the stage. But honestly: where is the club that provides the best voice? Turn on the heating, turn on the beer the day before, go onto the balcony to smoke and hope for better times while listening from the chaise longue.
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3. May 2021 // Ron Haller