MARK WYAND - I’M OLD FASHIONED

Mark Wyand is not really old fashioned. By teaching us a little history he tells us stories that concern us right here and now.

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, one of the city's most vibrant spots. During the day, hundreds of trams rattle over the cobble-stones. At night, party-goers scurry to catch one of the vehicles that might take them somewhere fancy. Bottles are clanging, dogs are barking, those who had a few drinks too many tell the whole street about it, until in the morning crying babies take over.

Surprisingly it is here that the musician Mark Wyand has found a place to settle. A hideaway to produce his lucid, minimalistic adaptions of jazz classics that seem so contrary to the city's notorious pulsating vibes.

Mark Wyand is a saxophonist. He has delved into the history of jazz and knows the matter by heart. Of course he plays standards, but if that were the end of the story...

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NEW CD

"I’M OLD FASHIONED"

Mark Wyand (sax)

Frank Möbus (guit)

Wolfgang Zechlin (p)

Andreas Edelmann (b)

Martjn Vink (dr)

featuring: Ofri Brin (voc)

 

available here

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