Focus on Michel Meis 4TET, 2021 Global Project Grant laureates for jazz
2021 Global Project Grant laureates in the jazz section, Michel Meis 4TET will continue to promote their album Kaboom, released on 28 May 2021 on Double Moon/Challenge Records, this autumn.
A veritable sonic explosion, offering music that is at once complex, playful, danceable and melancholic, and fully embracing a hybrid identity between the edginess of its rock-hardcore heritage and the complex, hushed rhythm of jazz, Kaboom, on which Michel Meis called on the services of the well-known violinist Theo Ceccaldi, has received a very favourable response in the international press.
Michel Meis gives a fresh touch by modernizing it with electro beats, navigating between compositions, improvisation and experimentation. JAZZ NEWS (FR)
A flirt with ever-changing forms of energy, bound in a jazz setting, but driven by the crossover of attitudes. – Jazz thing (DE)
Post-modern jazz with an electro-pop flavour. – Citizen Jazz (FR)
An album full of contrasts, a masterpiece of lively and versatile jazz. – Rolling Stone (FR)
A heterogeneous yet coherent ensemble. – Jazz Magazine (FR)
A modern and experimental jazz that manages to be bold without falling into incomprehensibility. LE JAZZOPHONE (FR)
Kaboom is an album of contemplation, improvisation and large spaces. Musicality, a unique approach to music, sensibility of the soloists are the great assets of this album. Highly recommended. – Jazz-Fun.de (DE)
The end of the year is looking good! A first show is confirmed at the | lx jazz nights at the Jazz Station in Brussels on Saturday, 13 November 2021. Others are in the works, especially for 2022. The band is also working on a brand new website, the release of another live video recorded at the Like A Jazz Machine and the release of a new video. To be continued…
About Global Project Grant
Created by music:LX and taken over by Kultur|lx, the Global Project Grant is awarded to a musician of each genre (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary). It allows to support the artist in the development of a project that aims to stimulate his/her career. Kultur|lx follows the artists and their teams in each stage of the project.
More information about Global Project Grant here (Applications to be submitted by 15.10.2021)