On CD u-ex(perimental) CD Lotz/Kneer, u-ex(perimental)

by Mark Lotz/Meinrad Kneer

  •  “Lotz, Kneer and their guests magnetically attract a surprising response. All this topped to soothingly melodic conclusion … . Musical adventure? Rely on it!” (His Voice, Czech Republic)
  • “Moments of great intensity. …. . Abstraction to concreteness showing a varied music passing through nervous moments, is descriptive, environmental and shows a character, so to call it, canon.” (Toma Jazz, Spain)
  • “54 minutes of high-class improvisations with no moment of boredom! Every track nails it.” (Jazzflits, NL)
  • “Il faut dire que Lotz et Kneer sont des improvisateurs de premier plan. Leurs collègues sont pal mal non plus, …” (Monsieur Delire,  Canada)

  • “A fascinating journey with some of the most unique improvisers on the fertile Dutch scene.” (All About Jazz, USA)
  • “No belly flops in this coherent and deep pool of music.” (Cult Montreal, Canada)
  • “If those two (Kneer & Lotz) improvise together you’re listening on the edge of your seat because they know how to keep the excitement insane surprising. You get the impression that The Netherlands is bursting of improvising talent hearing all this, as there is not one weak moment in between. The quite unique and typical Dutch touch seems to be that remarkable combination of avant-garde adventure and humor. Delicious! An absolute must!” (Moors Magazine, The Netherlands)
  • “The core duo have a clear rapport and sonic identity marking their abstract improvisations with a frictive astringency.” (Downbeat, USA)
  • “Oviously there is an enormous potential of improvisors in Holland.” (Jazzism, NL)
  • Precisely in these continuous organic mutations lies the strength of a record that, … runs without ever getting boring.” (Sound And Silence at Sands-Zine, Italy)
  • “This is pure improvisation, but with a whole new style. Very fascinating organic abstract music poured into a melodic structure, spatial and architectural built. Remarkable are also usually very short miniatures of two, three, four minutes, but accurately connected to each other and form a whole. “ (Jassepoes, Belgium, rated five stars)