"Bubaran" takes us in a charming and irresistible way into the world of Indonesian gamelan music, whose influences also shape the sound. The five experienced and outstanding musicians know how to weave these sounds, which are rather exotic to Western ears, into jazz in such a refined and filigree way that they create nothing but pleasant tension. Andreas Tschopp's compositions, some of which were written in Indonesia, provide ample space for powerful individual statements by the five musicians, who also know how to convince as a five-piece with a noticeably and audibly shared understanding and a skilful handling of the relatively complex material at all times. It is a very special musical universe to which they open the door for us, a universe that holds practically unlimited surprises, unusual timbres and an enormous breadth of moods and builds a bridge to a musical culture that is still rather unknown in this country. Instrumentation:Matthias Spillmann: trumpet, Andreas Tschopp: trombone, Bernhard Bamert: trombone, Ronny Graupe: guitar, Lionel Friedli: drums
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