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Color Studies

by Birgitta Flick Quartett

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Birgitta Flick Quartet

Andreas Schmidt - p
James Banner - b
Max Andrzejewski (& Roland Schneider since 2021) - dr
Birgitta Flick, sax

Recorded by Volker Greve, May 10, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Rainer Ahrens, summer 2018

Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



"The quartet CD is shaped by thorough and intricate compositions, a sophisticated and thoughtful music without airs that grows with every listening. Flick has written all the music, besides two songs that pianist Andreas Schmidt has written. Two songs are also arrangements of classical pieces, Bach and Bartók. (...) An interesting musician that we can expect more from in the future.“
Roger Bergner, OrkesterJournalen 4/19

"If the color studies referenced by Birgitta Flick on her third quartet album were to be conceptualized, they would make up a mottled, impressionist canvas. The brush strokes - or instrumental detail - fade into one another with infinitive intricacy and subtly emotive touches."
Ammar Kalia, Downbeat, 2/2018

"The quartet of tenor saxophonist Birgitta Flick with Andreas Schmidt (piano), James Banner (bass) and drummer Max Andrzejewksi presents a really colorful, varied and profoundly sophisticated album (…). The intention to improvise is consistently perceptable and it’s obvious that this group has been together for a long time and can interact perfectly.“
Teddy Doering, Jazzpodium 12/2018-1/2019

“Everything comes out of the moment, is developed and constructed further by the four musicians. The quartet around Birgitta Flick has a feeling for the right timing and you can perceive it in the remarkable interplay of the musicians.
This album is an impressive performance of their art.“
Anja Klein, Melodiva 1/2019

"Progressive ears know she's a name they can trust no matter where the path leads."
Midwest Record, 10/2018

Past concerts (selection)

JazzBaltica (2022)
Nürnberg, DB Museum (2020)
Saudi-Arabia Tour (Trio) - meeting Sultan Al-Fard (oud), Muhammad Hakeem (tp), April 2018
XJazz Festival, Berlin, 2017
Sweden Tour, supported by the Goethe-Institut, 2016
Umeå Jazz Studio - Sveriges Radio recording / Fasching, Stockholm
(feat. Lina Nyberg, Nico Lohmann, Silke Eberhard)
Club Voltaire/Jazz-Initiative, Frankfurt am Main, 2016
Jazzwoche Burghausen (feat. Lina Nyberg, Nico Lohmann, Gebhard Ullmann), 2016
Dussmann KulturKaufhaus, 2016

Universität Rostock, talk-concert at congress "Macht und Reflexion", 2015
Jazz in den Ministergärten, Berlin, 2014
XJazz Festival, Berlin, 2014
Jazz an der Lohmühle, Berlin, 2013
In Spirit, Berlin, 2013
Jazz Units, Berlin 2012
Winterjazz Brelingen, 2012

Photography by Dovile Sermokas


released October 5, 2018


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