Slowfox

MUSIC & BANDS

Slowfox

LINEUP:

Hayden Chisholm – Sax
Philip Zoubek – Piano, Prepared Piano
Sebastian Gramss – Double Bass / Composition

“After their acclaimed debut ‘The Wood’ in 2013, the trio lifts their lyrical style to perfection with the new album and develops a subtle depth, in which there is so much to discover.”

 

Nominated for German Jazzaward (2017)
SWR Jazzaward for Hayden Chisholm (2014)
ECHO 2013 & 2018 (Bass) for Sebastian Gramss

This exceptional Cologne based trio of the double bass player and ECHO award winner Sebastian Gramss present us with their second album ‘GENTLE GIANTS’ (Traumton, Berlin). After their acclaimed debut ‘The Wood’ in 2013, the trio lifts their lyrical style to perfection with the new album and develops a subtle depth, in which there is so much to discover. On board: Sax player Hayden Chisholm – SWR award winner originally from New Zealand, and Austrian born piano player Philip Zoubek. The trio’s appealing and ambitious approach harmoniously brings together refined structures and improvisations, appealing to both the mind and the soul. SLOWFOX – recently celebrated as the Newcomer of the Year at Jazzahead – embodies an exciting balance between appealing melodies and sophisticated sound aesthetics to create a kind of a “Melodic Avant-garde” at the highest level of playfulness.

GENTLE GIANTS

(TRAUMTON Records, 2017)


And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.

Gentle Giants – CD 14.35€
Gentle Giants – download 9,99€

THE WOOD

(Jazzwerkstatt Berlin, 2014)


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

The Wood – CD 16.99€

JAZZTHETIK 05/14: ****

Eine Metamorphose – eine in Klang umgesetztes Gedicht… …Sebastian Gramss besitzt neben seiner direkten musikalischen Sprache, die er mit Bands wie Underkarl oder Fossile3 umsetzt, eine einfühlsame, die Emotionen streichelnde Klangsprache, die weder aufdringlich noch vorlaut, sondern einfach nur die Seele streichelnde Zurückhaltung aus dem Hintergrund ganz nach vorne stellt…

April 25th at JAZZAHEAD / Bremen

…Slowfox are usually a trio but pianist Philip Zoubek was in the hospital. Bassist and composer Sebastian Gramss and saxophonist Hayden Chisholm dedicated all the tunes to him, and assured us he was going to be fine. It was an attribute to the duo’s rapport that they’d chosen not to find a replacement for Zoubek.
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This exceptional Cologne based trio of the double bass player and ECHO award winner Sebastian Gramss present us with their second album ‘GENTLE GIANTS’ (Traumton, Berlin). After their acclaimed debut ‘The Wood’ in 2013, the trio lifts their lyrical style to perfection with the new album and develops a subtle depth, in which there is so much to discover.
read more