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Schantz Morten


Label: Edition Records

Genre: Jazz / Avant Garde


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“Pianist Morten Schantz has been a prominent and pioneering figure on first the Danish, then international jazz and fusion scene for more than a decade.” THE ARTS DESK (UK)

“Morten Schantz is European jazz name we’re going to get used to hearing.” THE GUARDIAN (UK)

“Schantz’s layers of pianos and synths are an atmospheric sounding board for a tight, interactive trio completed by Marius Neset’s virtuosic sax and the pounding thump of Anton Eger’s drums. Rigorous structures focus mood while leaving ample room for the musicians to stretch out.” THE FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

“Godspeed unceasingly rewards repeated plays and easily qualifies as one of the most exciting and engaging recordings for a long time. Schantz has surely now found his true métier” ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)

“The music is full of life and it’s really vibrant & bold…This album is a great representation of some of the most vital music bursting onto the European scene.” Claire Martin, BBC RADIO 3

“A word of warning. Before playing Morten Schantz’s Godspeed please fasten your safety-belt. You are about to be catapulted into the power-packed, high-energy risk-taking territory where big beasts like Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather report once roamed.” JAZZWISE MAGAZINE (UK)

“…offers an exhilarating listening experience. It can also be highly recommend for Weather Report fans looking for new music.” JAZZ POSSU (FI)

“…tough and virtuosity and rhythmic, melodically and harmonically exciting from start to finish… a small group that in its best moments is able to take modern fusion music a step further.” TOR De JAZZ/NETTAVISION (NO)

“This album under Schantz’s own name reflects the energy of their previous band, JazzKamikaze, but combines more ambitious arrangements, richly coloured by Schantz’s fearsome arsenal of synths and keyboards, with a gleefully unfettered muscularity that pervades much of the recording.” THE SCOTSMAN (UK)

“Sometimes the CD sounds like Weather Report on Speed. Schantz and his colleagues …shine with frenetic, closely interlinked grooves… power jazz.” CONCERTO MAGAZINE (AUS)

“On Jazz Now I will demonstrate to the public how Weather Report would sound in 2017 — with Morton’s new CD” HR2 KULTUR (DE)