MICHEL MEIS (DRUMS), CEDRIC HANRIOT (PIANO), STEPHAN GOLDBACH (DOUBLE BASS), ALISA KLEIN (TROMBONE).
After years of style shaping and sound experiments, the jazz quartet, composed of Michel Meis (drums and composition), Cedric Hanriot (piano), Stephan Goldbach (double bass) and Alisa Klein (trombone), decided to go for a genre that can’t be labeled easily. Freedom and experimental improvisations meet straight compositions and introverted melodies as well as electronic sound effects – these are the trademarks of a quartet that evolves from gig to gig.
Sources of inspiration like Brian Blade, Christian Lillinger, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jakob Bro, Mark Guiliana or Tool as well as the four musicians’ broad musical background, ranging from jazz and folk to classical music and electronica to punk and metal, offer countless stylistic possibilities that forge the Michel Meis Quartet’s very personal and unique musical identity.
The Michel Meis Quartet will record its debut album in late October/early November (as artist in residence at the cultural center Opderschmelz in Dudelange, Luxembourg). The official release is set for May 2018 at the Like a Jazzmachine Festival in Dudelange.