REFLECTIONS

Interview with Pablo Held (German and English)

Interview with German Pianist Pablo Held, January 2019 http://www.pabloheld.com/ Ascent by Pablo Held Also check out Pablo’s interview series with fantastic musicians, including Norma Winstone, Bill Stewart, Kevin Hays and many others: https://pabloheldinvestigates.com/ Press here for #English Max: Dein Trio gehört für mich zu den spannendsten, Bands in Europa im Moment. Wie habt ihr euch eigentlich kennen gelernt? Pablo: Als

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Corona, Community, McCoy Tyner

It’s the calm before the storm in Europe. As numbers of cases and deaths will surge in the next week, I find myself sticking to my phone reading news, trying to inform myself and understand what so many experts understand so much better than I ever will. I think, a lot of artists find themselves in a similar place like

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“Advertency” From “Divine Traces”

From the Album Divine Traces (2019, QFTF) Advertency refers to a state of mind, typically aimed for in meditation. This composition is split into two parts, that are very different from each other – it tries to combine those two extremes: On the one hand there is the theme, a “head” in the jazz terminology that in fact originally derives

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“Pathos Piece” From “Divine Traces”

Pathos Piece – Divine Traces Pathos Piece, the opening track to my album Divine Traces set’s the mood to something dark and mysterious, something difficult, something serious. I find it to be the darkest piece from this release in that sense and find to experience a change while listening to the rest of the album, as we seem to be

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Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 3

After Orfeo ed Euridice: 1.      “Dance of the blessed spirits” (Theme from “Orfeo ed Euridice”, Christoph Willibald Gluck, transcribed for piano by Wilhelm Kempff) 2.      Improvised variation of the theme In Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Opera “Orfeo ed Euridice”, refering to the Greek myth of Orpheus, after calming the furies with his play, Orfeo enters the elysium and reunites with Euridice.

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Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 2

This is the second volume of my solo piano mixtape series and features three pieces first a free improvisation, followed by a composition by Muhal Richard Abrams, and concluded by the last movement of the g minor Sonata (op.47) by Wilhelm Kempff. Peace On You (Muhal Richard Abrams) Peace on You is a composition by Muhal Richard Abrams that I

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Reflecting The Business And My Mixtape Series; Interview With Lukasz Polowczyk

Here are some thoughts about making the mixtape series in general. By Max Petersen edited by Lukasz Polowczyk Harsh but real circumstances As the recording industry enters the digital age, young instrumental musicians like me, who operate in the so called “jazz scene” or more generally speaking creative music scene, are facing a shift in how music is being presented,

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Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 1

This is the first outlet of a new series I started, that aims at documenting the solo piano music I’m working on regularly. My Friend Lukasz Polowczyk from Initialslp came up with the idea of making a mixtape series, meaning that I will be releasing 15-20 minutes of music every second month starting from December on 50 cassettes and online.

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The Shape Of Jazz To Come Today? A Young European Perspective

(…) When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument. (…) And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the

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Interview with Pablo Held (German and English)

Interview with German Pianist Pablo Held, January 2019 http://www.pabloheld.com/ Ascent by Pablo Held Also check out Pablo’s interview series with fantastic musicians, including Norma Winstone, Bill Stewart, Kevin Hays and many others: https://pabloheldinvestigates.com/ Press here for #English Max: Dein Trio gehört für mich zu den spannendsten, Bands in Europa im Moment. Wie habt ihr euch eigentlich kennen gelernt? Pablo: Als

Read More »

Corona, Community, McCoy Tyner

It’s the calm before the storm in Europe. As numbers of cases and deaths will surge in the next week, I find myself sticking to my phone reading news, trying to inform myself and understand what so many experts understand so much better than I ever will. I think, a lot of artists find themselves in a similar place like

Read More »

“Advertency” From “Divine Traces”

From the Album Divine Traces (2019, QFTF) Advertency refers to a state of mind, typically aimed for in meditation. This composition is split into two parts, that are very different from each other – it tries to combine those two extremes: On the one hand there is the theme, a “head” in the jazz terminology that in fact originally derives

Read More »

“Pathos Piece” From “Divine Traces”

Pathos Piece – Divine Traces Pathos Piece, the opening track to my album Divine Traces set’s the mood to something dark and mysterious, something difficult, something serious. I find it to be the darkest piece from this release in that sense and find to experience a change while listening to the rest of the album, as we seem to be

Read More »

Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 3

After Orfeo ed Euridice: 1.      “Dance of the blessed spirits” (Theme from “Orfeo ed Euridice”, Christoph Willibald Gluck, transcribed for piano by Wilhelm Kempff) 2.      Improvised variation of the theme In Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Opera “Orfeo ed Euridice”, refering to the Greek myth of Orpheus, after calming the furies with his play, Orfeo enters the elysium and reunites with Euridice.

Read More »

Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 2

This is the second volume of my solo piano mixtape series and features three pieces first a free improvisation, followed by a composition by Muhal Richard Abrams, and concluded by the last movement of the g minor Sonata (op.47) by Wilhelm Kempff. Peace On You (Muhal Richard Abrams) Peace on You is a composition by Muhal Richard Abrams that I

Read More »

Reflecting The Business And My Mixtape Series; Interview With Lukasz Polowczyk

Here are some thoughts about making the mixtape series in general. By Max Petersen edited by Lukasz Polowczyk Harsh but real circumstances As the recording industry enters the digital age, young instrumental musicians like me, who operate in the so called “jazz scene” or more generally speaking creative music scene, are facing a shift in how music is being presented,

Read More »

Solo Piano Mixtape Vol. 1

This is the first outlet of a new series I started, that aims at documenting the solo piano music I’m working on regularly. My Friend Lukasz Polowczyk from Initialslp came up with the idea of making a mixtape series, meaning that I will be releasing 15-20 minutes of music every second month starting from December on 50 cassettes and online.

Read More »

The Shape Of Jazz To Come Today? A Young European Perspective

(…) When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument. (…) And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the

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