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Timo Vollbrecht

Givers & Takers

Berthold Records
Release Date: October 21, 2022

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Interview w/ Neon Jazz's Joe Dimino
Tether Trio
Desert City
1 Pau  
2 Move  
3 Happy Happy  
4 Prelude  
5 Midwood  
6 Brighton Blues  
7 Art is Live – I. Solidarity  
8 Art is Live – II. Solitude  
9 Art is Live – III. Agency  
10 Givers and Takers  
11 Glitter in the Sky  
12 Your Body  
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FLY MAGIC is saxophonist-composer, bandleader, and scholar Timo Vollbrecht’s longstanding signature ensemble. A genre-exploding unit with a bold sense of creativity and intent. After two acclaimed records and performances in over 30 countries, their third album, Givers & Takers, marks a new chapter: It conjures acoustic delicateness with otherworldly electronic soundscapes of orchestral width. Recorded in the studio while on a 12-date-tour, it captures the unique chemistry the four musicians developed on the road while using the stage as their laboratory.

Originally from Germany and based out of New York, Timo Vollbrecht is a celebrated creative force on the Brooklyn music scene who fuses jazz with post-rock, electronics, and instrumental songwriting. Described as a “luminously-fine bandleader” by the NYC Jazz Record, he has performed at landmark stages like the Village Vanguard. He is also the new Director of Jazz Studies at Brown University. Together with Keisuke Matsuno (guitar), Elias Stemeseder (piano & synthesizers), and Dayeon Seok (drums), he formed a band with no bassist. Instead, Stemeseder - who just led his residency at John Zorn’s iconic Stone venue - plays synth-bass while his other hand operates other keys.

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