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about

This album documents the first edition of SKEIN, an electro-acoustic sextet extension of the long-standing trio Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode.

"This is one of the best albums this year, it is music of an austere beauty, full of the energy and unpredictability of free jazz and the subtlety of new music textures. Or, as someone put it after the concert, when we were talking to the musicians: 'After five seconds I knew this
would be a great concert'. There’s nothing more to add."
Martin Schray, freejazzblog.org

"The music is very much like a chemical reaction as maybe seen from the inside. Sounds are discontinuous and fragmented; the decomposing anions and cations oscillate under their own electrostatic charges to form new links where they can, rather than where they are willed, until one must wonder if any of the equations will ever reach equilibrium.
This is a fine album of startlingly free improvisation. It's spectacular.“
Ken Cheetham – Jazz Views

credits

released October 1, 2014

Frank Gratkowski - clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Achim Kaufmann - piano
Wilbert de Joode - bass
Okkyung Lee - cello
Richard Barrett - live electronics
Tony Buck - drums, percussion

all music by SKEIN

recorded live at Alte Feuerwache Mannheim, May 5, 2013
recorded and mixed by Manfred Seiler
co-produced by SWR2 Redaktion Neue Musik/Jazz (Günther Huesmann) and Achim Kaufmann
artwork by gabriele d.r. guenther
Leo Records LR 708

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Achim Kaufmann is a pianist, composer and improviser based in Berlin.

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