Get ready for an adventure into the future with
Morten Schantz, piano and keyboards; Josh Arcoleo, sax; Anton Eger, drums. A stellar line-up.
In January 2017 Danish keyboardist and composer, Morten Schantz, released his first international album, “Godspeed”, on Edition Records. This album has been applauded by reviewers from all over the world. Often compared to legends, Weather Report, Schantz has re-invented the music that used to be described at “fusion” and transformed it into his very own brand. It’s electronic jazz that points into the future. With ‘Godspeed’ the trio idiosyncratically stamp their bold imprint on the music in typically dynamic and imperious fashion creating music full of euphoric riffs and blissful melodic hooks.
Utilising an impressive array of electronics with all the predictable skill and virtuosity at their command this trio generate some of the most vibrant music to burst onto the European jazz scene in recent times.
“… telepathic interaction between Schantz, Neset & Eger – lifts the album into the realms of the exceptional (and unmissable)… a group that really turn heads” JAZZWISE (UK)
“Morten Schantz is a European jazz name we’re going to get used to hearing.” THE GUARDIAN (UK)
“Will we hear from a better trio this year? Nope” WEXFORD ECHO (IRE)
“A swirl of exploratory playing” LONDON EVENING STANDARD (UK)
“Extraordinary achievement …The last decade was characterized by jazz-rock reminiscences, but mostly it was missing animal energy and originality. I salute Schantz – “Godspeed” as that rare exception” JAZZPORT (CZ)
“Godspeed is about a leap into the unknown, about risk taking and seeking new territories, musically speaking. At the same time to embark on this journey with top quality musicians that are also curious about making each night count.” (Morten Schantz)