Fifth album by Leipzig based drummer, composer and band leader Eva Klesse, with featured guest musician Wolfgang Muthspiel, Klesse has assembled a strong quartet of talented German musicians, who all contribute to her striking compositions.
Eva is working as a drummer and a composer in various musical projects, among others with Julia Hlsmann Octet, Sarah Chaksad Large Ensemble, Trillmann, Jorinde Jelen Band and her own quartet (with Evgeny Ring, Philip Frischkorn and Marc Muellbauer), furthermore she plays with - among others - musicians like Ethan Iverson, Marilyn Mazur, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Nils Landgren. Several concert tours led her to China, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Argentina, Egypt and France.
The debut album of the "Eva Klesse Quartett" ("Xenon") was released in 2014 on Enja Records and won the Jazz Echo 2015 (German Music Award) in the category "Newcomer of the year". The second album "Obenland" was released in 2016, the third one called "miniatures" in 2018, the fourth one called "creatures & states" in 2020.
"A rising star on the German jazz scene." - London Jazz News