Stefan Schmid -][- exTENded –MP3– [Double Moon Records, 2012] –
When the “Who Is Who” of the young German jazz scene put their efforts completely at the service of one of their own, then they do it out of friendship, respect and admiration. For example, Niels Klein, Frederik Köster, Max von Einem, Robert Landfermann and Max Frankl, among others, play on Stefan Schmid’s album exTENded.
On one hand, the name exTENded describes the large ensemble project of Stefan Schmid composed of 10 musicians or – to put it more precisely – seven wind section players plus rhythm group. On the other hand, the debut album with 9 pieces is titled exTENded. Continue reading