30.08.2021 #jazz

Focus on Michel Meis 4TET, 2021 Global Project Grant laureates for jazz

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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 (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…

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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)