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Mareike Wiening – Future Memories (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mareike Wiening – Future Memories (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:53:04 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Greenleaf Music

“Future Memories” is the new album from New York-based German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening, featuring her longstanding band that includes saxophonist Rich Perry, pianist Glenn Zaleski, guitarist Alex Goodman, and bassist Johannes Felscher. Recorded in one day in the midst of an extensive tour, the album captures the live group energy and cohesion that only comes from playing together regularly.

Featuring eight of Wiening’s originals inspired by her band members, the compositions are emotional, rhythmical and most importantly, always lyrical. The music was captured in January 2020, just before the first pandemic lockdown, and the album’s title encapsulates Mareike’s feelings: the unexpected value of our future interweaves with various levels of past experiences, memories and the unknown. Balancing great compositions with soaring solo explorations, this is exciting, thoughtful, and engaging creative jazz.

“But the name “Future Memories” has another, philosophical layer. The eight pieces of Wiening’s quintet were written before the Covid crisis, much like the studio sessions. For that reason, the album provides an idea of what improvised music and jazz are capable of: namely, establishing an imaginary point in time in the future from which the present can be reflected upon as something already past. “My band is scattered all over the world, we live in different time zones and are separate from each other,” Wiening says. “But our cohesion in the past, what we have experienced together, and our music will get us through the difficult present. We will stay positive.” That seems more necessary than ever in turbulent times like these.”

01. Mareike Wiening – Northern Sail
02. Mareike Wiening – El Escorial
03. Mareike Wiening – An Idea Is Unpredictable
04. Mareike Wiening – RiChanges
05. Mareike Wiening – Future Memories
06. Mareike Wiening – The Other Soul
07. Mareike Wiening – Seesaw March
08. Mareike Wiening – Dance Into July


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