© Benjamin Denzler
In Heretofore, they draw on the history of their instruments to stride across a space in which they generate asymmetric, geometric or enigmatic shapes. Simple and complex sounds, organic and mechanical rhythms, memory and reconstruction interlock while
tending towards a hypothetical here and now. The trio with German trumpet player Axel Dörner is an extension of the Heretofore duo.
In Sbatax, they focus on a persistent flow, feeding the speed with patterns and fragments which are intertwined, superimposed, modified and reinjected in order to create cycles and spirals.
The CD “Heretofore” was published by Umlaut Records in 2015. The CD “Le Ring” by Denzler-Gerbal-Dörner was published by Confront Recordings in 2016. A new record documenting the “Sbatax” project was released in August 2020.
Members of the band
Sbatax - Fotis Nikolakopoulos, Freejazzblog
Sbatax - Nick Metzger, Freejazzblog
Sbatax - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz
Sbatax - Joël Pagier, Revue & Corrigée
Sbatax - Michael Rosenstein, Dusted Magazine
Sbatax - Guillaume Malvoisin, Pointbreak
Sbatax review by Fotis Nikolakopoulos from freejazzblog.org
Sbatax review by Nick Metzger for Freejazzblog.org
Sbatax review by All About Jazz
Critique de Sbatax par Joël Pagier pour Revue & Corrigée
Sbatax review by Dusted Magazine
Critique de Sbatax par Pointbreak