‘Blue Moods With The Mark Lotz Quartet’ CD-Mark-Lotz-Quartet-Blue-Moods-cover

Mainstream interpretations of the American songbook, Bossa Novas and Ellington Tunes. Catalogue number 9920782 VIA Jazz. Released 1999 by VIA Records, Hilversum (The Netherlands). Recorded September 26 1998 and January 13 1993 Kwetterhof Studio Wormerveer NL

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Pyramid (Duke Ellington)  Pyramid (exerpt) 

Folhas Secas (Cavaquinho/Brito) Folhas Secas (exerpt) 

Indian Summer (J.v. Heusen) Indian Summer (exerpt)

Haarlem Nocturne (Richard Rogers) Haarlem Nocturne (exerpt)

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Musicians Mark Alban Lotz (flutes, vocals); Peter Beets, Eric Doelman (piano); Sander Tekelenburg, Marius Beets (acoustic bass); Wim Kegel, Ben Schröder (drums)

Tracks Pyramid (D.Ellington); Indian Summer (J.V.Heusen); Harlem Nocturne (R.Rogers); Starcrossed Lovers (D.Ellington); Voçe (Menecal/Feraudy); Mas Que Nada (J.Ben); This Is Always (Warren/Gordon); Desert Lady (L.Tabakin); Chasin’ The Benshmark (M.A.Lotz); Folhas Secas (Cavaquinho/Brito)


“Blue Moods is one of the most satisfying flute-jazz offerings in recent memory.” (All About Jazz, USA)

“This quartet is showing an empathy and interplay worthy of some of the great small bands in jazz history.” (Pan, UK)

“The moods emanating from Sander’s acoustic bass and Lotz’s flute on ‘Desert Lady’ are brilliant.” (Jazzreview, USA)

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