STEFAN KARL SCHMID/
PHILIPP BRÄMSWIG QUARTET
Great Jazz-bands often live on the magic of unique coincidences. The chemistry of the conjunct personalities is crucial for their sound and the conveyed musical statement. And this chemistry is perfectly right between Stefan Karl Schmid (sax) and Philipp Brämswig (git). Already during their first musical gathering the idea came up to combine their creative visions and change hands with the respective music in order to open up new sound scapes.
Originating from the contemporary jazz style their playing is characterized by technical virtuosity and an exceptional sensibility for sound and blending. The pure melodies are used as guidelines through the complex compositions. Enriched by rhythmical counterpoints the themes become an initial point for creative communication and improvisation. Music that captures the listener with its oscillating interaction and makes him part of the magic.
Stefan Karl Schmid - ts, ss
Philipp Brämswig - git
David Helm - b
Fabian Arends - dr
'[..] Philipp Brämswig fascinates consistently with breathtaking solos and virtuosic chord playing. Truly one of the most promising guitar players in Europe.'
(Schwäbische Nachrichten, Georg Wende)
'Stefan is an excellent young saxophone player [..]. He has a beautiful sound and his outstanding technical abilities open up many possibilities.'
ANIMA Album Trailer 2015
Live in Mannheim 2016
Live in Mainz 2017