MP3 Christian Finger - Merge Into Beauty
Sophisticated, very melodic jazz music in the vein of ECM/Pat Metheny/Thelonious Monk, blended with classical (string quartet) and pop influences. Features Top Jazz Musicians.
13 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
NEW CD by Christian Finger: "Merge Into Beauty"
Sophisticated, melodic Jazz performed by an outstanding international group of New York''s finest musicians, joined by a stellar String Quartet - combining jazz, classical, pop, and turning it into an exceptional sound of its own.
"Merge Into Beauty" coaxes the imagination and takes the listener on a journey that mesmerizes, transcends, and entertains at the same time. Through the exciting and diverse compositions of Christian Finger, and the effortless capacity of an elite ensemble of master musicians, the CD explores American jazz tradition and mixes it with European sensitivity. Unique string interludes weave together these colorful and eclectic tunes, enhancing the intuitive and interactive playfulness of the band.
The result is diverse: fast-paced and exciting, hauntingly beautiful and evocative, spontaneous and playful - all within a melodious framework that makes "Merge Into Beauty" very accessible.
Christian Finger (Germany): drums, composition, arrangement
Rich Perry (USA): tenor saxophone
Vadim Neselovskyi (Russia): piano
Adam Armstrong (Australia): bass
Tom Chang (Canada): guitar
Momenta String Quartet (USA)
The CD "Merge Into Beauty", recorded in NYC, features superior sound quality with musicians who have worked with famous artists such as Lee Konitz , Dave Kikovski (Christian), Gary Burton (Vadim), Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Richard Beirach (Rich), Kenny Kirkland (Adam), Greg Osby, The Supremes (Tom), among many others.
The Momenta String Quartet is one of the finest ensembles for performing contemporary music in the USA.
“The Christian Finger Band played an amazing set. The audience loved the music, ranging from quiet, colorful and introspective compositions to fast tunes, covering a wide variety of styles; “Nu Drance” was definitely a crowd pleaser”
- Jazz Radio Sydney, Australia
“… music is very diverse, reminding me sometimes of Pat Metheny, sometimes of Monk, sometimes of Bela Bartok. Rich Perry with his beautiful and haunting sound is a pure delight. This CD pleases all the way.”
- Hellweger Anzeiger, Germany
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