Founded as a quartet in 2017 by guitarist and composer Leon Plecity, his now quintet consists of Niklas Roever on piano, Julius Gawlik on tenor saxophone, Roger Kintopf on bass and Felix Ambach on drums, and focuses exclusively on his original compositions.
With his own quintet, guitarist and composer Leon Plecity creates an environment for the exploration of his very personal thoughts on melody, harmony and rhythm. In his ensemble-writing, one can find a natural balance between elaborated forms, wide melodic lines, space for solos as well as intricate written-out parts.
In one moment, the sound can be dense, lush and exhuberant, yet change within a second to a more sparse, lyrical and fragile trimbre. As a result, the music created feels modern in it’s very own sense: On the one hand deeply rooted in the jazz-tradition, but on the other hand very open towards a wide array of contemporary influences, thus finding a unique approach to what jazz can sound like today.
The debut record of the band was recorded at Topaz-Studios cologne and is set to be released in October 2019 on the cologne-based label Jazzhausmusik.
|Julius Gawlik||Tenor Saxophone|
|Roger Kintopf||Upright Bass|