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Godspeed

“A word of warning. Before playing Morten Schantz’s Godspeed please fasten your safety-belt. You are about to be catapulted into the power-packed, high-energy risk-taking territory where big beasts like Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather report once roamed.” JAZZWISE MAGAZINE 

Cat No: EDN1081 / ENDLP1081
Barcode: 5065001530944 (CD)
Barcode: 5060509790005 (LP)
LC Code: 28731
Format: LP (sleeve), CD  & Download

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MORTEN SCHANTZ Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Sequential Prophet 6, Roland Juno 60, Moog Sub 37, Korg MS-20 mini, Korg Volca Keys, Solina String Ensemble, Waldorf Streichfett, Arturia Beatstep Pro, Upright Piano & handclaps

MARIUS NESET Soprano and Tenor saxophones, Korg MS-10 bass synth on “Martial Arts” rhodes solo, handclaps

ANTON EGER Drums, percussion & handclaps

TRACKLISTING

CD //

  1. 1. Silence in the Tempest (Part I)
  2. 2. Godspeed
  3. 3. Escape Velocity
  4. 4. Growing Sense
  5. 5. Martial Arts
  6. 6. Airglow
  7. 7. Ceasefire
  8. 8. Cathedral
  9. 9. Drill
  10. 10. Nuclear Fusion
  11. 11. Dark Matter
  12. 12. Silence in the Tempest (Part II)

 

LP //

Side A:

  1. 1. Godspeed
  2. 2. Growing Sense
  3. 3. Martial Arts

Side B:

  1. 1. Ceasefire
  2. 2. Airglow
  3. 3. Escape Velocity
  4. 4. Drill
  5. 5. Nuclear Fusion

REVIEWS

“Pianist Morten Schantz has been a prominent and pioneering figure on first the Danish, then international jazz and fusion scene for more than a decade.” THE ARTS DESK (UK)

“Morten Schantz is European jazz name we’re going to get used to hearing.” THE GUARDIAN (UK)

“Schantz’s layers of pianos and synths are an atmospheric sounding board for a tight, interactive trio completed by Marius Neset’s virtuosic sax and the pounding thump of Anton Eger’s drums. Rigorous structures focus mood while leaving ample room for the musicians to stretch out.” THE FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)

“Godspeed unceasingly rewards repeated plays and easily qualifies as one of the most exciting and engaging recordings for a long time. Schantz has surely now found his true métier” ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)

“The music is full of life and it’s really vibrant & bold…This album is a great representation of some of the most vital music bursting onto the European scene.” Claire Martin, BBC RADIO 3

“A word of warning. Before playing Morten Schantz’s Godspeed please fasten your safety-belt. You are about to be catapulted into the power-packed, high-energy risk-taking territory where big beasts like Chick Corea’s Return To Forever, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather report once roamed.” JAZZWISE MAGAZINE (UK)

“…offers an exhilarating listening experience. It can also be highly recommend for Weather Report fans looking for new music.” JAZZ POSSU (FI)

“…tough and virtuosity and rhythmic, melodically and harmonically exciting from start to finish… a small group that in its best moments is able to take modern fusion music a step further.” TOR De JAZZ/NETTAVISION (NO)

“This album under Schantz’s own name reflects the energy of their previous band, JazzKamikaze, but combines more ambitious arrangements, richly coloured by Schantz’s fearsome arsenal of synths and keyboards, with a gleefully unfettered muscularity that pervades much of the recording.” THE SCOTSMAN (UK)

“Sometimes the CD sounds like Weather Report on Speed. Schantz and his colleagues …shine with frenetic, closely interlinked grooves… power jazz.” CONCERTO MAGAZINE (AUS)

“On Jazz Now I will demonstrate to the public how Weather Report would sound in 2017 — with Morton’s new CD” HR2 KULTUR (DE)

“This album is a very enjoyable experience that brings meaning to the trio form that is different from the usual, raises the pulse sometimes, and sometimes creates unique feelings with the atmosphere created. The dynamic flowing lines that turned into sound waves, a sharp signature album as individual talents of silver gray letters written Godspeed . Musical memory in your Edition Records Open an exquisite album released by the label more places.” KAZKOLIK (TURKEY)

ABOUT GODSPEED

Godspeed is the hi-octane, heavyweight new album from Danish keyboardist Morten Schantz. A founding member of the Danish group, JazzKamikaze, Morten Schantz returns with a new band under his own name featuring long-term collaborators Anton Eger on drums and Marius Neset on saxophones. With a wealth of keyboards at his disposal, the music on Godspeed is full of life, vibrant and bold. With a strong sense of friendship, warmth and an overriding sense of joy, Godspeed is impressive and represents some of the most vital new music bursting out of the European scene from some of the most important performers.

CREDITS

All compositions  by Morten Schantz
Recorded on 3rd June and 21st – 23rd September 2015 at Frostbox Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Recorded and mixed by Kristian Thomsen at Frostbox Studios
Mastered by Tor Bach Kristensen at King Kong Studios
Produced by Morten Schantz with Kristian Thomsen

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