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Wanja Rosenthal Quartet

Lüfpyrün

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The Viennese guitarist Wanja Rosenthal is part of a new generation of aspiring jazz musicians who approach their work with ingenuity. He has returned to Vienna after a year of study in Köln. There, he thoughrt of the inspiration for his debut album “LÜFPYRÜN”. Inspired by greats like Mark Turner and Lage Lund, the musical focus of his pieces is at the cutting edge of modern jazz.
Since 2021, he has played together with the three Köln-based musicians Adrian Gallet, Daniel Oetz Salcines and Mathieu Clement. After a long long period of creative soul-searching they crafted a distinctive band sound of their own.
Together, they thrive on innovative and modern playing perspectives which combine the energy of the jazz and swing traditions.
The single entitled “LÜFPYRÜN” from the eponymous album has  its origins in a word creation from Rosenthal’s childhood. Besides providing an alternate name for a lawn sprinkler, the piece oscillates between a playful and nostalgic mood. It focuses on dialogue between the guitar and the saxophone, which forms a dynamically rising curve throughout the composition. The floating character of the piece allows for a lot of space for improvisation from every instrument, leading to unexpected and refreshing musical surprises. Perspectives like these can be found in every piece of Rosenthal’s, which are always a mix between formal compositional aspects and the creative spark of the musicians. 
Together, Wanja Rosenthal and his band make the most of their being a modern jazz quartet.

Le guitariste viennois Wanja Rosenthal fait partie d’une nouvelle génération de musiciens de jazz émergents qui abordent leur travail avec ingéniosité. Il est revenu à Vienne après une année d’études à Cologne. C’est là qu’il a trouvé l’inspiration pour son premier album “LÜFPYRÜN”. Inspiré par des grands noms comme Mark Turner et Lage Lund, l’orientation musicale de ses morceaux est à la pointe du jazz moderne.
Depuis 2021, il se produit avec trois musiciens de Cologne: Adrian Gallet, Daniel Oetz Salcines et Mathieu Clement. Après une longue période d’introspection créative, ils ont développé un son de groupe qui leur est propre.
Ensemble, ils s’épanouissent dans des perspectives de jeu innovantes et modernes qui combinent l’énergie du jazz et du swing.
Le single intitulé “LÜFPYRÜN”, extrait de l’album éponyme, trouve son origine dans un mot créé par Rosenthal dans son enfance. Outre le fait qu’il s’agit de désigner un arroseur automatique, le morceau oscille entre l’espièglerie et la nostalgie. Il se focalise sur le dialogue entre la guitare et le saxophone, qui forme une courbe ascendante dynamique tout au long de la composition. Le caractère flottant ddu morceau laisse beaucoup d’espace à l’improvisation de chaque instrument, ce qui donne lieu à des surprises musicales inattendues et rafraîchissantes. Cela se retrouvent dans chaque morceau de Wanja Rosenthal, qui sont toujours un mélange des aspects formels de la composition et de l’étincelle créative des musiciens. 
Ensemble, Wanja Rosenthal et son groupe tirent le meilleur parti de leur statut de quartet de jazz moderne.

The Viennese guitarist Wanja Rosenthal is part of a new generation of aspiring jazz musicians who approach their work with ingenuity. He has returned to Vienna after a year of study in Köln. There, he thoughrt of the inspiration for his debut album “LÜFPYRÜN”. Inspired by greats like Mark Turner and Lage Lund, the musical focus of his pieces is at the cutting edge of modern jazz. Since 2021, he has played together with the three Köln-based musicians Adrian Gallet, Daniel Oetz Salcines and Mathieu Clement. After a long long period of creative soul-searching they crafted a distinctive band sound of their own. Together, they thrive on innovative and modern playing perspectives which combine the energy of the jazz and swing traditions. The single entitled “LÜFPYRÜN” from the eponymous album has  its origins in a word creation from Rosenthal’s childhood. Besides providing an alternate name for a lawn sprinkler, the piece oscillates between a playful and nostalgic mood. It focuses on dialogue between the guitar and the saxophone, which forms a dynamically rising curve throughout the composition. The floating character of the piece allows for a lot of space for improvisation from every instrument, leading to unexpected and refreshing musical surprises. Perspectives like these can be found in every piece of Rosenthal's, which are always a mix between formal compositional aspects and the creative spark of the musicians. Together, Wanja Rosenthal and his band make the most of their being a modern jazz quartet.
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Line up

Adrian Gallet – tenor saxophone

Wanja Rosenthal – guitar

Daniel Oetz Salcines – double bass

Mathieu Clement – drums

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