Michel Meis 4tet
The quartet around the drummer Michel Meis is making its mark on the European jazz scene with an edgy eclectic jazz that is as vibrant as it is melancholic.
They effortlessly move from one extreme to the other. Unleashed rhythms culminate in lyrical melodies. Classical jazz elements steer towards lush electronic effects. Free improvisations end up almost seamlessly in catchy melodies.
After their acclaimed debut album “Lost in Translation” (2019), they’ll release on 28 May on Double Moon Records their second album “Kaboom”, featuring the French violinist Théo Ceccaldi, one of the most unique musicians of the new European jazz scene.
Michel Meis, rising star of the Luxembourg jazz scene, regularly proves his versatility and openness through numerous projects ranging from jazz to melodic hardcore. He was recently chosen by the American drummer Jim Black to represent Luxembourg at Criss Cross Europe, a European project aimed at promoting exchanges between young musicians under the mentorship of an internationally established musician.
Michel Meis endorses Paiste Cymbals.
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Alisa Klein – trombone
Cédric Hanriot – piano
Stephan Goldbach – double bass
Michel Meis – drums
[Michel Meis] sweeps Daddy’s jazz up a notch by modernising it with electro beats, navigating between compositions, improvisation and experimentation.
Jazz News (FR)
An instrumental gem. Solid stuff throughout.
Midwest Record (US)
Modern and experimental jazz that manages to be bold without falling into incomprehensibility.
Le Jazzophone (FR)
The four musicians, despite their progressiveness in playing, always manage to let the jazzoid roots shine through. The compositions and interpretations are refreshing.
A play both subtle and powerful, a music both free and well structured.
Jazz Magazine (FR)
The music on this eight-piece album is anything but traditional. He has achieved a nice balance between free passages and beautifully written parts.
The Michel Meis 4tet shows how exciting the young jazz scene in Luxembourg is and delivers with "Lost in Translation" an interesting debut album.
A resolutely modern jazz and an album like a rollercoaster, between energy and melancholy.
Le Quotidien (LU)
Meis delivered with “Lost in Translation” a beautiful and especially intimate album. Worth listening.
Draai om je oren (BE)
A quartet whose timbre is, thanks to the trombonist Alisa Klein, reminiscent of the trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.
Michel Meis 4tet | 09 Apr 2021, Le caveau de la Roële, Villers-lès-Nancy (FR)
Michel Meis 4tet feat. Théo Ceccaldi – Album release | 13 May 2021, Like a Jazz Machine Festival, Dudelange (LU)
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Lost in Translation
Double Moon/Challenge Records