True to the motto "Old acquaintances - new band", the Cologne trumpeter Matthias Bergmann and the Oldenburg saxophonist Raimund Moritz have decided after many years to realize a band project with their favorite musicians.
The Hamburg guitarist Sandra Hempel, recently a member of the NDR Big Band, came to mind just as quickly as the bass player Peter Schwebs, who recently returned to Hanover from New York, and the Oldenburg drummer Christian Schoenefeldt.
The CD "Moodswing" recorded in March 2019 will now be released in September on Fattoria Musica Records, the label of the studio in Osnabrück where the recording was made. It mainly contains original compositions by the two band leaders, such as the ballad "Stray", which Bergmann dedicated to the composer Billy Strayhorn, or "One for Bob", Moritz's homage to the saxophonist Bob Mintzer.
A composition each by trumpeter Bert Joris and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi complete the album, whose music is modern and contemporary, but always melodic and swinging.
01 South Of The Border
02 Almost Never
03 What Would Ripky Do?
05 One For Bob
06 September Quiet
07 On The Brink
08 mood swing
09 For The Time Being