|Label / Release||Type||Year|
|Once upon and so on||Album||2014|
The playing and writing on this record is outstanding."
Richie Beirach: "This is a fine example of excellent young german jazz musicians. The heads are interesting with unusual lines and rhythmic dexterities. The solos are fresh and powerful and the music is a very creative combination of group interaction and real through-down burnout intensity. Recommended highly!"
This formation around the brothers Magnus and Ferenc Mehl has dedicated themselves to modern, unaltered Jazz. Their fresh and intense band concept includes not only original new compositions, but also deep and emotional ballads. In their music these four show no fear and hesitation to dig deep into the history of Jazz; and yet, they never lose their personal and explosive style, giving their music both energy and soul.
The Ferenc and Magnus Mehl Quartet consists of musicians who had been selected and supported by the National German Youth Jazz Orchestra and various State Youth Jazz Orchestras. All of them have made a name and achieved success in multiple previous formations and groups.
Multiple times did the band tour through the clubs of the German jazz scene, and play at established international festivals. For example: “VS-swingt”, the Ibiza Jazz Festival, the Novi Sad Jazz Festival, the Pancevo Jazz Festival, or in Kopenhagen, by invitation of the German embassy.
Moreover, the ensemble was invited by the Goethe Institute to tour Serbia and the Kosovo several times .
Their harmony on and off the stage, and their captivating, energetic solo performances excite crowds over and over again. The fresh and unconventional style of the Ferenc and Magnus Mehl Quartet in addition to their charismatic and unforced appearance makes it impossible to escape the magic of their music.
-first place at the Jimmy Woode Jazz Award (Italy). A jury around piano player Kenny Baron also awarded the band with three additional prizes for outstanding individual musicianship.
- first place at the Getxo Jazz Festival (Magnus Mehl) , a European wide jazz competition.
- second at the 28th International Hoilaart Jazz Competition
- finalist at the European Yamaha Sax Contest.