Axel Schlosser Quartet – To Satch and Duke (2020)
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He can almost be called an old hand in the meantime, which is not meant disrespectfully at his age of only 44. But trumpeter Axel Schlosser has been in the business for quite a long time – so long that you can consider him in a good conscience as a living inventory of the German jazz scene. But when did the man with the long since unmistakable trumpet tone appear “officially” on the scene at all?
Born in Oberkochen in 1976, he came into contact with music at an early age, first played the recorder and clarinet at a young age before switching to the flugelhorn at the age of twelve. Already at the age of 18 – while still in high school – Axel made the leap into the BuJazzO (Federal Jazz Orchestra) under the direction of Peter Herbolzheimer and into the JugendJazzorchester Baden-Württemberg at the same time, for which Bernd Konrad was responsible. When he was studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim, the promising young trumpeter was recruited by Albert Mangelsdorff, among others, as lead trumpeter for the German-French Jazz ensemble. During a two-year period as a secondary school teacher in Munich, Schlosser founded the quartet “L 14/16” and won the Mangelsdorf German record critics’ quarterly prize twice with it. In 2002, he finally found his dream job in the hr big band, to which he still belongs today.
In other words, a lot of accumulated experience, countless notes played and a lot of composed pieces. But where does all this come from? Axel Schlosser’s roots go back a long way into his childhood and lead directly to his cousin, who brought him into contact with New Orleans jazz and swinging arrangements at an early age. If you go even deeper, you will inevitably come across two heroes who decisively shaped his further artistic life: Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Pops”, “Satchmo”, or simply “Satch” and Edward Kennedy Ellington, called “Duke”.
01. Axel Schlosser Quartet – In a Mellow Tone
02. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Down in Honky Tonk Town
03. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Big Butter and Egg Man
04. Axel Schlosser Quartet – West End Blues
05. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Everybody Loves My Baby
06. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Limbo Jazz
07. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Struttin’ with Some Barbecue
08. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Basin Street Blues
09. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Swing That Music
10. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Just Squeeze Me
11. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Chocolate Shake
12. Axel Schlosser Quartet – The Shepherd (Who Watches over the Night Flock)
13. Axel Schlosser Quartet – How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
14. Axel Schlosser Quartet – You Can Depend on Me
15. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Caravan
16. Axel Schlosser Quartet – Portrait of Louis Armstrong
17. Axel Schlosser Quartet – What a Wonderful World