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Four fine contemporary musicians sitting around the kitchen table playing with Lego is not the image one has of a Jazz quartet, but that is what Niko Schauble and his Quattro Club did when they were preparing their first work.  Building with Lego represents the musical building that takes place in the quartet, linking different textures and colors to create their final creation – music that crosses the borders between contemporary composition concepts and jazz improvisation.

An Improvising Chamber Music Ensemble, Quattro Club has no chordal instrument, instead working with Drums (Nike Schauble), Saxes (Mirko Guerrini), Woodwinds (Joel Hands-Otte) and Tuba (Dan Gordon).

Hear in this JOYcast what Niko had to say about improvising, the ability to appreciate music ‘LIVE’, and the challenges of putting together a new ensemble with ‘listening’ musicians.

Quattro Club performed at this years Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.

Niko Schauble was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday October 7, 2018

JOY 94.9 – Out.Loud.Proud – Your Voice – Your Radio Station.

Thanks to our Podcaster: Ilona

 

About the author: David

 

David has produced and presented Bent Notes since December 2009, and has a love of Jazz, in its many and varied forms. He enjoys sharing Jazz with the listener and looks forward to hearing from you soon. email: bentnotes@joy.org.au

 

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