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'Lochs is a convincing trumpet player with a full sound, coherent
improvisations and a relaxed sense of swing'
'These musicians really understand their melodies'
Bert Lochs's tone still gets more refind and subtle. In his "where is the snow he reminds of Erik Vloeimans's playing, also soft and sweet.
'There are not many interesting trumpet players in jazz anyway, but Lochs, who provides an alternative to mainstream jazz on the Dutch scene, has now reached a point in his playing that one can easily establish that Lochs' sound can hardly be bettered.'
The combination is a blessed one. A fine rhythm section and the leaders share a consentaneous view on their music in which melancholy and optimism fight a battle for priority.
'Trumpet player Bert Lochs has a pleasant tone, creamy and fat...With his considerable technique he is able to tell his story extensively...An intriguing CD
Bert freaks out in a very controlled way...he makes his trumpet speak, squeak, holler and wail.
Lochs' tribute to a trumpets most important component is certainly something! Sparks fly in this powerful progressive jazz played with joy and verve.
'Geprägt wird das Quartet durch die einfühlsamen trompetensoli von Bert Lochs, der besonders bei seinen ruhigen, selbstkomponierten Stücken heraussticht'
'Der soulige und warme Sound des flügelhorn-und Trompetenspielers Lochs sticht aus einem überdurchschnittlichen Quartet hervor'
Tracks that stand out in a combination of melancholy, beautiful lines and
modesty. BAQ is a promising debut album that makes you look out
for a next one.
His playing full of lyricism seems to be without many technical barriers.
Zenker’s short but well formed solo is followed by a truly beautiful trumpet solo from Bert Lochs
De toon van Bert Lochs wordt steeds verfijnder en subtieler.
The velvety tones of Bert Lochs seem to refer to the Italian trumpet player Enrico Rava.
Lochs is a gifted and versatile trumpet player: always investigative, seldom predictable; introspective and intimate.
Somsen's solid basswork, relaxed and swinging drumming by Pieter Bast, the harmonious sound of Florian Zenker's guitar and TilmarJunius' piano together molded the space and fundament on which
Personally, I do believe that the your music fits in with the best....
And you deserve to be heard.... I only play the best.'
‘It is a pleasure listening to music which is born of today with firm roots in jazz, played by three musically and technically well-equipped musicians. Excellent, lyrical compositions.’
'These young and talented musicians have won my respect in their beautiful treatment of the three elements melody, harmony and rhythm'
Lochs a nimble and dexterous trumpet player, who reveals his virtuosity mainly in the moulding of his sound - hence the title of his cd. He is a man who truly knows how to make his flugelhorn sizzle, instead of just using the instrument for ballads. In Florian Zenker and Jasper Somsen he found his perfect sparring-partners: they completely follow the broad spectrum of atmospheres, rhythms and melodies Bert Lochs wishes to unleash upon the world.
'The debut album of this quartet (...)is one to be proud of.'
'BAQ' contains poetic and touching tracks in which
Lochs (...)improvises honestly and vulnerably .