Now & Again
Limited Edition Digipack
Comes in a lovely gatefold case and a card signed by the artist.
„In Jazz there is a demand, that on and with the instruments stories should be told. Marcus Klossek, the guitarist from Berlin, is someone who has internalized this.“ Jazzthing 96
- Into The Storm
- Easy For You
- It’s Time
- Now Again
- Short Years
- Open Country
- All At Once
- On Your Way
- Ich Bin Zu Müde
Marcus Klossek: electric and acoustic guitars
Roland Fidezius: bass
Philipp Bernhardt: drums
All compositions written and arranged by Marcus Klossek except
ICH BIN ZU MÜDE written by Charly Niessen.
Produced by Marcus Klossek.
Recorded December 9&10, 2011 at AudioCue Tonlabor, Berlin.
Engineered by Rainer Robben.
Assistant engineers: Daniel Katz and René Randrianarisoa
Mixed and mastered by Rainer Robben and Marcus Klossek
January 2012 at AudioCue Tonlabor, Berlin.
Design by Zippo Zimmermann
Photos by David Beecroft
There are numerous ways to tell stories; from mouth to mouth, recited and sung, through the written word, carved in stone, penciled with quill and ink, thrown by an artist colourfully onto canvas…
Marcus Klossek reaches for his guitar, and we listen spellbound to the rhythms and melodies that he and his Electric Trio (including Roland Fidezius – bass, and Philipp Bernhardt – drums) develop in front of us. Whether chapters of a novel or complex verses of poetry, the composer and guitarist Marcus Klossek manages with his playing to allow an intensely vivid and heartfelt story structure to emerge in our mind’s eye.
As though sketched by a light hand, aural images of a captivating density emerge; powerful like “Into The Storm’, wildly swinging like “Overkill” and full of subtle tension like “On Your Way”.
At the very end, he dedicates a guitar solo to the unforgotten H. Knef on “I’m too tired…”. Written by Charly Niessen in the ’60s, it can almost be regarded as a German jazz standard, and offers the perfect ending alongside “Now and Again”.