Today 20.30 Telegraph
Julian Bossert (sax), Antonia Hausmann (tb), Volker Heuken (vib), Lukas Grossmann (p), Alex Bayer (kb), Jan F. Brill (dr)
VVK 12/8 Euro (Culton), AK 14/10/8 Euro
The colorful, lyrical, but also energetic compositions of vibraphonist Volker Heuken portray with earworm potential various places in Portugal as well as moods and emotions that they triggered in Heuken, who was born in Leverkusen in 1990. In the process, the timbres of piano and vibraphone (Lukas Grossmann and Heuken) blend together, the winds (Julian Bossert and Antonia Hausmann on saxophone and trombone) alternate between melodic and accompanying roles, while bass and drums (Alex Bayer and Jan F. Brill) complete the ensemble's warm, multifaceted sound with driving grooves and instinctive spontaneity. The "Portugalsuite" will soon be released on CD - but you can already hear it live now.