Tschopp Bamert Wogram Schreiner

Vertigo Trombone Quartet


Released on November 16th 2018


THE GOOD LIFE on nWog Records


At center stage of CD is even an actual four-part suite.

“The Good Life Suite,” composed by Bernhard Bamert, provided the album with its title. However, the suite is so harmoniously integrated into the creations of the other three members that the narrative thread is elegantly passed on from one composer to the other. Unlike popular jazz, where tension must first build up until the climax is achieved, the momentum on The Good Life reveals itself from the first note, and the tension does not break at any moment.

At center stage of CD is even an actual four-part suite. “The Good Life Suite,” composed by Bernhard Bamert, provided the album with its title. However, the suite is so harmoniously integrated into the creations of the other three members that the narrative thread is elegantly passed on from one composer to the other. Unlike popular jazz, where tension must first build up until the climax is achieved, the momentum on The Good Life reveals itself from the first note, and the tension does not break at any moment.


With self-deprecating thoughtfulness, Wogram postulates that “a trombone is a trombone. There is no point in emulating other instruments. The trombone has its limits. These must be accepted. Above all, we want to focus on the strengths of the instrument.” The Vertigo Trombone Quartet defines its own sound, which doesn’t need to be derived from something else and can do without labels and leaflets. The four musicians move with the greatest possible freedom within the open-ended framework that they have genuinely created for themselves. Moreover, no other instrument is as similar to the human voice as the trombone. You can make something out of it. Unimagined intermediate and overtones result in the choir of the four blowpipes. Some remind us of strings, others of keyboards or percussion, especially as tuba, melodica and discreet percussion are used. In some moments, you even think you can hear a full big band. By simultaneously accepting the limitations of their instrument and broadening the spectrum of its possibilities, the four great trombonists combine their voices to make the best of what music can be.


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« ...The music is forward-thinking, but it doesn’t lose the connection to the emotional reasons why we listen to jazz. The Vertigo Trombone Quartet strikes a nice balance between accessibility and adventure ... » improvised blog


« ... a heart refreshing trombone quartet. What they play is mature and inteligent with a warm ensemle sound, polyphonic passages and subtle humor ... » Rondo


« ... 14 tunes over a length of 62 minutes a stroke of genius ... » Jazzzeitung


«Terrific!» Jazzthing