New CD out now by the REZA ASKARI TRIO - ROAR (klaeng records). Great music and beautiful artwork, feat. Reza Askari on bass, Fabian Arends on drums, Sebastian Müller on guitar and myself on tenor, soprano and clarinet. Get your copy HERE.
The Subway Jazz Orchestra finally got its own Youtube channel. It was about time since recently a lot of great videos from the band have been added. Some of my arrangements can be found, too. Here are the latest three: No. 1 is my original composition "Snakes Don't Walk" (released on 'Primal Scream') from a fantastic concert at the 'Jazzschmiede' in Düsseldorf. The Hendrix composition 'Freedom' (No. 2) is from the same gig. And the last clip is from our March concert at 'Club Subway', my arrangement of the composition 'Trio#20' by the great keyboarder Christian Lorenzen.
The German Jazz Magazine "Jazzpodium" published a nice article about Philipp Brämswig and myself, our latest release ANIMA and our mutual development over the last years. Thanks to Dietrich Schlegel for the interview and the kind words. (click HERE to download article)
Here are two nice feedbacks of all the playing and composing I have been doing over the last months. The first one is a review of my latest release STEFAN KARL SCHMID/ PHILIPP BRÄMSWIG - ANIMA by the fantastic author Hans-Jürgen Linke which appeared in the german magazine Jazzthetik and the other one is a look on a MICHEL REIS QUARTET concert we played as part of the Münsterland Festival on a beautiful castle in Kolvenburg. Check it out...
Here's a short review of the ANIMA album that has been published in the latest Jazzthing magazine:
The new Michel Reis Quartet recording 'Capturing This Moment' is now officially released. It's available through all common stores. We will be playing a couple of concerts in Italy, France and Germany during the next months. Here's a short trailer: