Michel Pilz – bassclarinet
Reiner Winterschladen – trumpet
Frank Paul Schubert – alto saxophone
Christian Ramond – double bass
Klaus Kugel – drums
A top-class line-up has gathered in the newly founded YAMABIKO QUINTET.
The five musicians demonstrate their high virtuosity and musicality with dense, intense and tension-filled improvisations and compositions.
Michel Pilz, Reiner Winterschladen and Frank Paul Schubert are three great wind players, all actionists of a clear line that combines Coltrane’s ideal of sublime tonality with the rigor of new music. The interactions among them work perfectly.
Christian Ramond plays his bass with chamber-musical clarity, and Klaus Kugel is as light-handedly sensitive a percussionist as one could wish for in such a soloist ensemble.
In February 2023 their brand new cd YAMABIKO QUINTET got five stars in the magazine FONO FORUM.