Accomplished Austrian/NYC-based drummer Klemens Marktl collaborates with Logan Richardson (alto saxophone), Alex Garnett (tenor saxophone) and Michael Janisch (bass), in this chordless quartet.
Klemens Marktl is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished European drummers of the younger generation and this new chordless quartet sees him collaborate with three world-class artists to feature his original music written specifically for this project - to be recorded at the end of the tour and released on Whirlwind Recordings in 2019.
Klemens Marktl was born in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1976 and received classical piano lessons at the age of six. However, it quickly became apparent that the piano would not be the instrument of choice. He soon switched to drums, which saw him enter an intense period of focused study, setting the future path of his musical career.
Marktl’s projects: Jazz Quartet "New Spirit" with Michael Erian (saxophone), Renato Chicco (piano) and Marc Abrams / Milan Nikolić (bass); "Brotherhood" with Jure Pukl (saxophone), Sava Miletić (piano), Milan Nikolić (bass); "Drums & Keys" with Rob Bargad (piano, Hammond organ), Renato Chicco (piano, Hammond organ) and Erwin Schmidt (piano, Hammond organ); The Klemens Marktl "Free Spirit" Quartet with Johannes Enders and Michael Eri on (saxophone), Peter Madsen (piano) and Milan Nikolić (bass); Klemens Marktl "Constellation" with Andy Middleton (saxophone), Adrian Mears (trombone), Flip Philip (vibraphone), Milan Nikolić (bass) and Luis Ribeiro (percussion) recorded the album Open Sea; "Johnson 3!" with Michael Erian and Rob Bargad; "Organic Fashion" with John Swana (trumpet), Herwig Gradischnig (saxophone) and Rob Bargad (Hammond organ / vocals); "NY Explosion" with Joe Locke (vibraphone), Andy Middleton (saxophone) and Michael Janisch (bass).
In addition to his musical activities, Marktl was recently nominated for the Hans Koller Prize in the category Sideman of the Year. He is a drum instructor at international workshops such as "Poysdorf Jazz & Wine Summer", "Jazzinty Novo Mesto" and "Musikforum Viktring".
Klemens Marktl – drums
Logan Richardson – alto saxophone
Alex Garnett – tenor saxophone
Michael Janisch – bass
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