Woody Black 4

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Woody Black 4 - Jazz Avantgarde Jazz Jazz Live Act in Vienna

Woody Black 4 Short Info

Woody Black 4 is all but a standard jazz band. One bass-clarinet sounds warm, but it can sound quirky and aggressive as well. Whereas four bass-clarinets, pure, without any accompaniment, open up these characteristics into unprecedented spheres. This Vienna based quartet of black woods unfolds an exuberant playfulness, sounding out any stylistic and tonal options of such minimalist cast.(Jazzahead! 2016)

The Vienna based group recorded their debut album in 2013. They are winners of the European Jazz Contest 2014 and are currently working on their second album which will be released in the early 2017.

Reviews:

"I enjoyed listening to their music.... the sound is refreshing, the music creative, the playing terrific and fun to listen to."
- Eddie Daniels

„Vier Bassklarinetten, deren Klang mannigfaltige Aggregatzustände durchwandert. Vom groovigen Free- Bop alla Eric Dolphy bis hin zu abstrakten Klangschichtungen, von Swinganspielungen zu dissonanten Parallelakkorden. […] Sie weisen kompositorisch hohes Talent auf.“
- Andreas Felber (Radio Ö1)

"If you want a fresh outlook on ensemble sound, improvisational possibilities and compositional concepts, mixed with some fine playing - here it is! Woody Black 4 created a sound area that is completely their own."
- Wolfgang Puschnig

"Das Quartett verfügt über einen wunderschön warmen Sound, schwelgt aber bei aller lyrischen Disponiertheit keineswegs bloß im eigenen Wohlklang, sondern mutet seinen kammerjazzig groovenden Stücken auch kalkulierte Dissonanzen zu oder entfesselt diese zu stupender Perkussivität. Tolles Debüt!"
- Klaus Nüchtern (Falter)

„The slapping, woody horniness, four different characters but one band: woodyblack4! Cool groove, tight rhythm, bright and warm sound, exceptional improvisations and a plenty of different style elements … contemporary music? avant-garde? modern jazz? Call it like you want, it is just great music!“
- Matthias Schorn (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

"Hier knistert alles vor Spielfreude und Originalität, hier fühlt man sich sofort in allerbesten Händen. [...] Eine absolute Punktlandung."
- Magazin SKUG

"Jazz on 1 bass clarinet is great, so can you imagine how it sounds with 4!! A great and very well played CD by young guys from Spain, Austria and Italy. Congratulations Woody Black 4 and please go on!!!"
- Harry Sparnaay

Woody Black 4 is all but a standard jazz band. One bass-clarinet sounds warm, but it can sound quirky and aggressive as well. Whereas four bass-clarinets, pure, without any accompaniment, open up these characteristics into unprecedented spheres. This Vienna based quartet of black woods unfolds an exuberant playfulness, sounding out any stylistic and tonal options of such minimalist cast.(Jazzahead! 2016)

The Vienna based group recorded their debut album in 2013. They are winners of the European Jazz Contest 2014 and are currently working on their second album which will be released in the early 2017.

Reviews:

"I enjoyed listening to the...

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Woody Black 4 on Tour

  • 16 | 12 | 2016 Vienna „5 Mio. Pesos“

Past Gigs Woody Black 4

  • 12 | 2016 Budapest Opus Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2016 Innsbruck Triolino
  • 11 | 2016 Vienna Triolino
  • 09 | 2016 Tokyo B-Flat
  • 09 | 2016 Tokyo Tokyo Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Ferrol Ciclos de jazz
  • 04 | 2016 Bremen JazzAhead!
  • 09 | 2015 Antwerpen Den Hopsack
  • 09 | 2015 Schlanders, Italy Kulturhaus Karl Schönherr
  • 09 | 2015 Brussels The Music Village
  • 09 | 2015 Gent Clarinet Fest
  • 09 | 2015 Vienna Sargfarbrik
  • 06 | 2015 Vienna Porgy&Bess
  • 04 | 2015 Graz Jazzwerkstatt Graz Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Maastricht Maastricht Jazz Festival

Discography Woody Black 4

  • 2013 Woody Black 4 Album | http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/woodyblack4

Media

  • Video Woody Black 4 Bass Clarinet...
  • Video Woody Black 4 Bass Clarinet...
  • Sound Freistunde (Rough Mix 2015)
  • Video Woody Black 4 - Significant...
  • Sound TURKIBLACK4 (Rough Mix 2015)
  • Sound Woody Black 4 - Halfstep
  • Sound Woody Black Four (2013) - A...

Origin

  • Vienna AT

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Oscar Antoli clarinet, bassclarinet, composition
  • Stephan Dickbauer clarinet, composition
  • Daniel Moser bassclarinet, composition
  • Leonhard Skorupa bassclarinet, composition