Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt)
\"The band\'s harmonious, soulful melodies captivate and their more upbeat tunes may get you shaking. What\'s for sure is that their musical blend of jazz with African tunes are in perfect harmony -- as the group itself seemed to be.\" (Mark Lotz & A Fula\'s Call)
Draai Om Je Oren (The Netherlands)
\"Five free spirits in an exciting collaboration. Surprising, urgent, visionary.\" (Mark Lotz Meets Don Byron)
Groninger Dagblad (The Netherlands)
\"Mysterious and increasingly penetrating ostinatos evoke an athmosphere of strange rituals.\" (Shango\'s Dance)
Financial Times, (London, UK)
\"Harmony that transcends boundaries. Some 21st-century convivencia was on display.\" (Mark Lotz & A Fula\'s Call)
WAZ (Germany)
\"This concert expands the limits of music and art. Concert from another planet.\" (Vogel/Lotz, noisiVision)
Het Parool (The Netherlands)
\"And suddenly you find a masterpiece on the Parade: Pendant La Nuit! Music theater of the highest level.\" (Lotz Of Music, Pendant La Nuit)
Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
\"Bach with a Balkan Overdrive. Exciting dialog between Moldavian and Dutch Musicians.\" (Moldavia Calls)
Mojo Magazine (UK)
\"An evening of truly tentative improv from German flute player Mark Lotz and Istanbul band Islak Köpek.\" (Mark Lotz/Islak Köpek)
Kiev Telegraaf (Russia)
\"The favourite of the Odessa public.\" (Mark Lotz & A Fula\'s Call)
Volkskrant (The Netherlands)
\"Flautist Mark Alban Lotz who gave the most impressive concert. Creative and intense interpretations (improvisations) ... breathtaking beautifull!\" (Mark Lotz Meets Don Byron)
Het Parool (The Netherlands)
\"Focus on colours with Lotz Of Music. The Highlight of the SJU Jazz Festival 2005.\" (Lotz Of Music)
Nürnberger Abend Zeiting (Germany)
\"A new \'Jack-o\'-lantern\' Sound Komet on a mystical trip.\" (Afro Lounge, nEw YorUba BeAt)
NRC Handelsblad (The Netherlands)
\"The North Sea Jazz Festival\'s audience was hypnotized by the sacral athmosphere Lotz\'s interpretations of Cuban Santeria music materialized.\" (Mark Lotz & Shango\'s Dance)
Bonner Rundschau (Germany)
\"\'Lotz Of Music\' is improvisation at it\'s best!\" (Lotz Of Music)
Schwäbische Post (Germany)
\"Brilliant performance.\" (Vogel/Lotz, t(w)o-Do)
Muzykalnaya Europa (Russia)
\"The discovery of the 5\'th International Ethno-Jazz Festival of Chisnau.\" (Mark Lotz & A Fula\'s Call)
Draaiomjeoren (The Netherlands)
\"Lotz en Freeman impress at the SJU Jazz Festival. The band played an enormous subtle and fascinating set.\" (Lotz Of Music)
General Anzeiger (Germany)
\"Freed from the static of the chairs the public absorbed the kinetic energy of \'Shango\'s Dance\'.\" (Mark Lotz & Shango\'s Dance)
Haarlems Dagblad (The Netherlands)
\"Challenge and virtuosity with Moldavia Calls.\" (Moldavia Calls. )
Neuburger Rundschau (Germany)
\"A stimulating and vital mixture of all manners of playing jazz. \'Lotz Of Music\' offers creative variety in this all too often dusty, formalistic world of jazz.\" (Lotz Of Music)
Stuttgarter Zeitung (Germany)
\"This is the time of discoveries in Jazz.\" (Lotz Of Music)

Concert reviews on Mark Lotz with the David Patrick Tentett

  • “Lotz providing forceful piccolo in the initial waltz and later taking a marvelously expressive wooden flute solo”. (The Herald, Scotland).

Concert reviews on (A Night Of Lotz Of Music 3/2014) Mark Lotz Solo

  • “Lotz impressed solo. He had pulled all his whistling out of the closet and using brief electronic effects and applying his voice – blowing, sighing, support, whine, growl, grumble – he created a classic looking, fascinating sound-game. The monks from the high mountains of Tibet were not far away.” (Draai Om Je Oren, 3/2014)

Concert reviews on  Mark Lotz Trio

  • “Mark Alban Lotz is not only part of the European music scene, but also a protagonist of contemporary music and of jazz in different expressions. {cut} Conclusion: an intimate evening with music for listening, which is always also the melodic did not lose sight of the fact at all improvisation that makes yes Jazz for Jazz.” (Jazzhallo.be, 9/2015)

Concert reviews on Flutes Modales (Jean-Luc Thomas/Mark Alban Lotz)barana wereld jazz festival 2014...

  • “Two flute virtuosos meeting for the first time. Their improvisations made a perfect beginning of the Festival. These gentlemen knew how to surprise. Even when you thought you do not not like flute music, you were captured by their performance with an open mouth. The two virtuosos created a vibrating and splattering musical feast.” (Holly Moors Magazine  4/2014)
  • “The playful dueling flutists Jean-Luc Thomas and Mark Alban Lotz, immediately caused a tingle which would stay in the air the whole evening.” (Mixed World Music Magazine 4/2014)

Concert reviews on Mark Lotz & A Fula’s Call

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  • “The favourite of the Odessa public.” (Kiev Telegraaf)
  • “Harmony that transcends boundaries. Some 21st-century convivencia was on display … . A Fula’s Calling’s signature was the visible care they all took of one another, as the vocals segued from Bhattarcharya to Ka and back again, and the delight they took in each other’s performances: a palpable expression of friendship that blurred no boundaries.” (Financial Times, London)
  • “The discovery of the 5’th International Ethno-Jazz Festival of Chisnau.” (Muzykalnaya Europa, Moskow)
  • “The uncontested highlight of the Music: World Series concerts thus far!” (cultuurpodium.nl)
  • “The band’s harmonious, soulful melodies captivate and their more upbeat tunes may get you shaking. What’s for sure is that their musical blend of jazz with African tunes are in perfect harmony — as the group itself seemed to be.” (Al Masry Al Youm, Cairo)
  • “These three individual talents alone would be good on ears, whether as buskers or solo artists. Together the collective passed tunes worthy of an Oscar-winning soundtrack.” (HubHao, Dongguan)

 

Concert reviews on ‘Lotz Of Music’

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  • “Like no other, this quintet manages to create unusual sounds from their acoustic instruments. Often such that the original sound is no longer recognizable. Add to that sounds from a completely different source – especially Alan Purves and Albert van Veenendaal know the ropes with tape, inflatable animals, toy whistles and what not else – and you have a picture of Lotz Of Music. … Limits simply do not exist here, the music is influenced by diverse musical worlds as jazz, blues, non-Western music, avant-garde, musique concrète and folk. On paper, this looks like an inverted trash. That it does not is the strength of this group, because despite all these musical styles, the pieces sound every time as a wonderful unit, thanks to the compelling and infectious rhythms.” (Draai Om Je Oren)
  • “… what is happening in the deep sea. After the descent shows an exciting world full of strange sounds, tones and effects. Translated exquisite by Lotz and his companions into a visual, colorful, playful and very persuasive sound. If the term world music did not exist, he would have to be invented for this purpose.” (Draai Om Je Oren)
  • “Five free spirits in an exciting collaboration. Surprising, urgent, visionary”. (Draai Om Je Oren)
  • “Wonder flautist Lotz and his collegues Don Byron, Van Veenendaal, Brinkmann and Purves gave an lecture in sublime free improvisation music. …. made this concert a true feast of improv.” (Draai Om Je Oren)
  • “Mark Lotz Meets Don Byron in Lotz Of Music: ‘… flautist Mark Alban Lotz who gave the most impressive concert. Especially the creative and intense interpretations (improvisations) within the compositions was breathtaking beautifull!'” (Volkskrant)
  • “Focus on colours with Lotz Of Music. The Highlight of the SJU Jazz Festival 2005.” (Het Parool (A.Kuiyper))
  • “A great whisper concert! The Quartet of Mark Alban Lotz was one of the highlights of the SJU Jazz Fesival 2005.” (Frits Lagerwerf, VPRO Gids)
  • “Lotz en Freeman impress at the SJU Jazz Festival 2005. … The band (Lotz Of Music) played an enormous subtle fascinating set.”(www.draaiomjeoren.nl (J.Los))
  • “This is the time of discoveries in Jazz.” (Stuttgarter Zeitung)
  • “Lotz Of Music’ is improvisation at it’s best!” (Bonner Rundschau)
  • “Sounding as free as jazz music is supposed to sound: a million dollar baby!” (Rensch en Gouwe)
  • “A sort of improvised ambient: an alternative ballad full of fantasy.” (Frank van Herk)
  • “A stimulating and vital mixture of all manners of playing jazz. ‘Lotz Of Music’ offers creative variety in this all too often dusty, formalistic world of jazz.” (Neuburger Rundschau)
  • “Swinging and adventurous music in a boisterous package.” (Fuldaer Zeitung)
  • “A first class musical treat!” (Lippische Zeitung)
  • “Jazz on flute – with Lotz not soft but heavy.” (NRC Handelsblad)
  • “The craziest music of the Festival was played by ‘Lotz Of Music’.” (Jazz Nu)
  • “A very original performance – executed with smart elegance.” (TAZ Bremen)
  • “Music without borders – just ‘Lotz Of Music’ indeed.” (Weserkurier)

 

Concert reviews on Mark Lotz/Islak KöpekMojo-Magazine-(UK)

  • “An evening of tentative improv from German flute player Mark Lotz and Istanbul band Islak Köpek.” (Mojo Magazine, UK)

 

 

 

Concert reviews on Moldavia CallsLeidsdagblag

  • “Bach with a Balkan Overdrive. Exciting dialog between Moldavian and Dutch Musicians.” (Volkskrant)
  • “Challenge and virtuosity with Moldavia Calls.” (Haarlems Dagblad)
  • “Soundcolour of Moldavia Calls is very clear … . The power of the band lies in the compositions of Stefanet, Palessen and Lotz – an inspiring mix of Balkan rhythm, Keltic inspired melodies, Indian and Cuban motives.” (Leids Dagblad)
  • “…. resulted in an adventurous and interesting mix of Balkan folklore and impro-jazz. This melange tasted very good and longs for more!” (Draai Om Je Oren)

 

Concert reviews on the Soapera (Music Theater) ‘Pendant La Nuit’ & Lotz Of MusicPendant-la-Nuit

  • “Violent dialogues in a mean relation play.” (Karin Veraart, De Volkskrant)
  • “And suddenly you find a masterpiece on the Parade: Pendant La Nuit! Music theater of the highest level.” (Pieter Bots, Het Parool)
  • “Lotz Of Music …. groovy improvisations which propel the play immensely or providing a hip lounge atmosphere …” (Pieter Bots, Het Parool)
  • “Pendant La Nuit is a dramatic, swinging, acid-tongued magic bonbon.” (Edo Dijksterhuis, NRC Handelsblad)
  • “Lotz Of Music … playing finger snipping, head banging djazzz – sublimely executed, especially in the free improvisations – and like the play itself often leaning towards absurdity.” (Adwin de Kluyter, Rotterdams Dagblad)
  • “The play and the jazz music by Lotz Of Music turns out to be a remarkably good working combination.” (Noord Holland Dagblad)
  • “Full of absurd side leaps and mean dialogues with a distinctive role for the Jazz orchestra under Mark Lotz. The playing is remarkably freewheeling, natural and effortless, …” (Mark Roos, Utrechts Nieuwsblad)

 

Concert reviews on ‘Afro Lounge – New YorUBa Beat’

  • “A new ‘Jack-o’-lantern’ Sound Komet on a mystical trip.” (Nürnberger Abend Zeiting 6/10/03)

 

Concert reviews on ‘Mark Lotz & Shango’s Dance’General-Anzeiger-(1997)

  •  The North Sea Jazz Festival’s audience was hypnotized by the sacral athmosphere Lotz Of Music’s interpretations of cuban Santeria music materialized. (NRC Handelsblad)
  • Inspiring evening with deep Afro Cuban Grooves and crazy jazz escapades presented with remarkable integrity (Oye Listen)
  • A very fine marriage between Africa and Europe. (Rotterdams Dagblad)
  • Mysterious and increasingly penetrating ostinatos evoke an athmosphere of strange rituals. (Groninger Dagblad)
  • Freed from the static of the chairs the public absorbed the kinetic energy of ‘Lotz of Music’ (General Anzeiger)
  • Mysterious – with penetrating ostinatos and ecstatic content to clear musical structures the works bring together the worlds of difference between Western, African and South American influences (De Gelderlander)

 

Concert reviews on Tjitze Vogel/Mark Lotz Duo, T(w)o-Do Schwäbische Post (Germany)

  •  They juggled with the musical material with a dreamlike security(Schwäbische Post)
  • Brilliant performance (Schwäbische Post)
  • Not a boring moment with T(w)o – Do! (Frankenpost)
  • The mixture of sound colours is overwhelming, as the gift of the musicians to permanentely spout with new ideas. (Brabants Dagblad)

 

Concert reviews on Vogel/Lotz feat. artist E.v.d. Graaf, noisiVisionNRZ (Germany)

  • This concert expands the limits of music and art. Concert from another planet. (WAZ)
  • Ambitious and multi faceted. (Duisburger TAZ)