Band Lisbeth Quartettâ€™s jazz concert in city
Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
AJazz Concert by the band Lisbeth Quartett was held at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on first day of December. Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in cooperation with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), hosted the event.
Due to the sudden sickness of the front-woman, saxophonists Charlotte Greve, the popular band performed as a trio on the stage.
Dr Kirsten Hackenbroch, Director of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, was present at the concert and said in her speech, â€œVery unfortunately the saxophonist Charlotte Greve is sick and cannot be on stage. But we will come to enjoy a Trio that happens to play its world premiere tonight in Dhaka.â€
Manuel Schmiedel on piano, Igor Spallati on bass, and Moritz BaumgÃ¤rtner on drums enthralled the audience with their unique concept of tone, rhythmic perfection, and subtle interplay. The concert lasted 70 minutes and ended with great applause in a full Theatre Hall.
Played tracks, along with their composers name are in parentheses here: Original Source (Charlotte Greve), All Or Nothing At All (Arthur Altman), Chorale (Manuel Schmiedel), Off Minor (Thelonious Monk), Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington), Shirley (Charlotte Greve), Crickets (Charlotte Greve).
Charlotte Greveâ€™s Lisbeth Quartett (NYC/Berlin)
The Lisbeth Quartett was awarded an ECHO Jazz - the biggest German music prize - as newcomer of the year 2012, for its second album Constant Travellers. The follow-up Framed Frequencies was also highly acclaimed internationally.
For their most recent album There Is Only Make, Charlotte Greve was awarded the ECHO Jazz 2018 in the category national Saxophone/Woodwind.
â€œThe new album was developed more from a band process than our earlier studio productions. Before we recorded, we carried the pieces with us for a longer time and performed them in many concerts together,â€ states Charlotte Greve.
Greveâ€™s vibrant, floating saxophone tone and the sometimes clear, sometimes convoluted modulations are supported by her prominent partners. Marc Muellbauerâ€™s distinguished bass lines are more than just a foundation, pianist Manuel Schmiedel creates imaginative panoramas and solos, and Moritz BaumgÃ¤rtnerâ€™s unconventional, sonorous and dynamic drumming fuels rhythmic finesse.
The results are multi-faceted pieces that oscillate between quiet passages and vigorous intensification. Melodic lines and clear forms, subtle interplay and a modern approach demonstrate creative drive and strength of character.