«They captivate with large musical arches, subtle changes in density, rhythmical sophistication, parallel and counterpunctal lines. Out of smart nuances and personal creative drive rises an individual world of sound.»
(Norbert Krampf, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
MATS UP 20:00
ROTUNDA JAZZ CLUB
Date of Representation
26 October 20:00
Matthias Spillmann trumpet flugelhorn
Reto Suhner alto saxophone, flute
Marc Méan piano
Dominique Girod bass
Dominic Egli drums
Jam Session 22:00
The music of «MATS-UP» combines both the broad sonic landscape of a chamber ensemble with the vitality and interaction of a jazz combo. Thanks to their longstanding interplay and intense performances in over 200 live concerts, the members of this group have developed an extraordinary unity - as well as the ability to react on each other with rare speed and sensibility.
«The Nature Of The Blues» combines archaic and contemporary material in a unique way. Starting point for all the compositions is the natural scale, which we know from the worlds oldest musical traditions such as overtone singing or the alpine horn. In a long process during which the musicians learned their instruments from scratch, the group created a new musical language. It’s not by accident that they meet the deepest roots of this music called «jazz»:
Rhythm and groove as an expression of collective energy, the blues as an expression of individual emotion.