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Moritz Stahl: Traumsequenz

Read "Traumsequenz" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Swabian-born saxophonist Moritz Stahl's direct and purposeful debut, Traumsequenz is certainly, as translated, a dream sequence, but its seventeen intimate miniatures could also serve as long-lost themes to long-lost noir TV shows about down-and-out detectives on the case of any moral lassitude. But the true intent of Stahl and his equally goal-oriented bandmates--pianist Julius Windisch, guitarist Philipp Schiepek, bassist Lorenz Heigenhuber, and drummer Leif Berger--is to willfully include the listener as an active participant in the creative process. ...

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Julius Windisch Quartet: Chaos

Read "Chaos" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

Berlin-based pianist and composer Julius Windisch may not be a household name but he is not a newcomer either. He is a member of the psychedelic electro / jazz / improvisational duo Caesarean Moons, and in 2017 released his debut album, Drama (QFTF), recorded with his quintet. He has also been playing with other musicians on various projects, which often cross jazz boundaries. Windisch's quartet retains no members from the 2017 quintet. Moreover, tenor sax has been ...

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Windisch: Drama

Read "Drama" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

Drama is a fitting title for pianist/composer Julius Windisch's debut album for QFTF; the musical atmosphere is mercurial enough to parallel a theatrical odyssey through some unknown frontier. Armed with his eponymously named quintet, Windisch's compositions permeate with vigor, collectively exhibiting just one case of the raw talent found within the legion of young composers in jazz today. On the opening title track, Windisch juxtaposes the percussiveness of a single, repeated piano chord with the dynamic pull of ...

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Windisch: Drama

Read "Drama" reviewed by Geno Thackara

When asked for “one word to describe your album," Julius Windisch settles on drama--which is indeed accurate, if not necessarily in the most obvious way. The pianist's eponymous quintet has its own feel for excitement, but it's a subtle variety without any hint of pomp or bombast. (Another illustrative tidbit: for the followup question of “one word to describe your music," his answer is simply music.)The pieces that comprise the band's debut (all penned by the leader) don't ...

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Chet Baker
trumpet and vocals
Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Kit Downes
Elias Stemeseder


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Unit Records



Hout Records






From: Chaos
By Julius Windisch

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